Monthly Archives: December 2018

31 Dec, 2018

How to Distinguish a Bully From a Mean Kid

2018-12-31T10:07:59-05:00

It seems like every day we hear frightening new data on the rise of bullying, and it doesn't take much more than a casual scroll through our social media feeds to find horrific stories of bullying and the awful impacts it has on the children who have endured this abuse. Especially with the rise of [...]

How to Distinguish a Bully From a Mean Kid 2018-12-31T10:07:59-05:00
21 Dec, 2018

The Problem with Competition-Based Learning

2018-12-21T07:36:51-05:00

In many instances, teachers want students to compete: for great grades; on projects; to be the "best" in the classroom. Many of the schools often considered to be the "best" drive students to higher levels of academic success through competition-based learning. Students are trying to do better, achieve better, top their classmates. As a result, [...]

The Problem with Competition-Based Learning 2018-12-21T07:36:51-05:00
19 Dec, 2018

What Teachers Want Parents to Know

2018-12-19T13:10:29-05:00

A few weeks ago we asked our teachers to let us know the things they would like their student's parents to know.  The responses we received back covered many different angles, but they were so good we thought we should share it.  This is a Tenney teacher list, but we think this list would resonate [...]

What Teachers Want Parents to Know 2018-12-19T13:10:29-05:00
17 Dec, 2018

Rufus: The Tenney School Stray and Where He’s at Today

2018-12-14T10:52:48-05:00

We've had some cute dogs hanging around the school recently.  We don't know where they came from, but they certainly made themselves at home quickly. When the weather was wet, they were especially likely to hang around the school in either our covered shrubs or garage. As cute as they were, stray dogs present a [...]

Rufus: The Tenney School Stray and Where He’s at Today 2018-12-14T10:52:48-05:00
14 Dec, 2018

Changes to the “Tenney News”

2018-12-14T08:31:11-05:00

Our first Tenney News email was sent out on June 7th, 2016.  The humble idea behind the newsletter was to provide helpful information to our customers or other families looking to help their kids grow.  It went out to 47 people and was literally just one article.  Not that our first emails were bad, but [...]

Changes to the “Tenney News” 2018-12-14T08:31:11-05:00
10 Dec, 2018

Keeping Your Kids Engaged and Learning Over Winter Break

2018-12-10T15:10:51-05:00

Winter Break It's the end of the fall semester, and winter break is here: a great time to relax, get away from school and work responsibilities for a little while, and enjoy time with your family. If you have a trip planned for those two weeks, you'll be busy until it's time for school to [...]

Keeping Your Kids Engaged and Learning Over Winter Break 2018-12-10T15:10:51-05:00
3 Dec, 2018

Will Pressing Pause on Fortnite Improve Your Child’s Grades?

2018-11-30T14:12:05-05:00

In early 2018, over 1 million people tuned in to watch a live stream of a Fortnite game on YouTube. That same event brought in more than 42 million unique viewers, and the game has been breaking records for most downloads and attracting plenty of adult players into nightclub-style lounges where they can play for [...]

Will Pressing Pause on Fortnite Improve Your Child’s Grades? 2018-11-30T14:12:05-05:00