Education Info

14 Feb, 2019

CSI Class Investigates: Monument Sign Hit-and-Run

2019-02-14T09:12:03+00:00

Anyone driving by the facility will have noticed The Tenney School monument sign is not looking so good.  In fact, the old sign was (finally) removed yesterday.  This story started several weeks ago when we arrived to school one morning to see the monument sign on the front lawn was obviously destroyed. Problem was, no [...]

CSI Class Investigates: Monument Sign Hit-and-Run 2019-02-14T09:12:03+00:00
25 Jan, 2019

Encouraging Students to Ask (Better) Questions in Class

2019-01-25T14:20:57+00:00

In many traditional classrooms, students simply aren't encouraged to ask questions in class. They may spend the entire class period listening to the teacher lecture without ever really engaging--or, if they're confused, they may not even know where to begin with the questions they have to ask. Much of the question-asking process depends, not on [...]

Encouraging Students to Ask (Better) Questions in Class 2019-01-25T14:20:57+00:00
18 Jan, 2019

Motivating Students: What Works, What Doesn’t

2019-01-18T09:22:59+00:00

Keeping students motivated is an incredibly important part of being an effective teacher. Students' potential to learn is almost endless as long as they can stay motivated to continue working hard—especially in the face of difficult problems. Grades are the classic way to motivate students. Traditionally, good grades have been held out as a kind [...]

Motivating Students: What Works, What Doesn’t 2019-01-18T09:22:59+00:00
26 Nov, 2018

6 Benefits for Students Attending a Small Private School

2018-11-26T09:42:40+00:00

Have you been wondering if a smaller or private school would be a better experience for your child? This is a decision almost every parent asks themselves at one point or another. You wonder if your child would do better in smaller classrooms, with more teacher attention, or just not having to navigate through several [...]

6 Benefits for Students Attending a Small Private School 2018-11-26T09:42:40+00:00
16 Nov, 2018

The Story of Anthony Graves

2018-11-16T17:07:09+00:00

The Tenney School was honored to hear first hand the story of Anthony Graves. The Tenney School Crime Scene Investigation class had studied Anthony's case this fall, and were grateful he accepted their invitation to speak at our school. As a 25 year old, Anthony was convicted for the murder of six people. He was [...]

The Story of Anthony Graves 2018-11-16T17:07:09+00:00
26 Oct, 2018

Is a Private School Right for our Family?

2018-10-26T09:40:51+00:00

As the summer is wrapping up, you may be thinking about the school year looming in the near future. The thought of the children heading back to school may fill you with excitement or trepidation depending on how satisfied you are with their school experience. The school years are some of the most important, yet [...]

Is a Private School Right for our Family? 2018-10-26T09:40:51+00:00
15 Oct, 2018

Should Teachers Be Giving Zeros?

2018-10-12T14:36:27+00:00

A big red zero in the grade book typically means only one thing: a student has failed to turn in an assignment. Giving zeros for classwork that wasn't turned in on time is the typical response of most teachers to a student who has failed to complete the necessary work. Zeros, however, can present a [...]

Should Teachers Be Giving Zeros? 2018-10-12T14:36:27+00:00
26 Sep, 2018

Why Were Private School Applications Down 10% in Houston Last Year?

2018-09-28T10:36:10+00:00

There are no official statistics available on Houston private school applications. However, talk to a few admissions directors and it you will hear voices of concern.  A casual survey will reveal that most feel applications across private schools in Houston were down about 10% last year.  The big unanswered question is why.  Let’s explore a [...]

Why Were Private School Applications Down 10% in Houston Last Year? 2018-09-28T10:36:10+00:00
14 Sep, 2018

How Personalized Mentoring Benefits Your Student

2018-09-14T10:48:46+00:00

Many students simply aren't able to thrive in a traditional academic setting. In spite of their best efforts and that of their parents, they find themselves constantly struggling to keep up. At The Tenney School, we know how difficult it can be for students to learn in a classroom where the majority of teachers prepare [...]

How Personalized Mentoring Benefits Your Student 2018-09-14T10:48:46+00:00
19 Aug, 2018

What is Custom-Made Education?

2018-08-19T21:15:12+00:00

We are living in an era of customization. Because of our technology and variety of options, we can customize everything from the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the television shows and books that pop up on our recommended list, and the podcasts we listen to. The world is quickly becoming divergent in new [...]

What is Custom-Made Education? 2018-08-19T21:15:12+00:00