Learning Strategies

18 Oct, 2019

Gifted and Talented as a Disability

2019-10-18T08:39:26-05:00

In many settings, having special intellectual or creative abilities can be more of a disability than a gift. Most of the time, the governance of institutions is set to the pace of the vast majority of people in the high-density middle of the ability curve. Those people who make special demands on the system, in the [...]

Gifted and Talented as a Disability2019-10-18T08:39:26-05:00
14 Oct, 2019

Personalized Learning Helps Children Excel & Reach Their Full Potential

2019-10-11T10:28:45-05:00

Every parent wants to see their child excel at what they're good at and rise above their same-age peers. When natural talent is combined with a love of learning and a supportive learning environment, any child can accelerate beyond the steady pace of classroom lessons. This is why personalized one-on-one learning programs are important for [...]

Personalized Learning Helps Children Excel & Reach Their Full Potential2019-10-11T10:28:45-05:00
30 Sep, 2019

How Can a Small School Help Students?

2019-09-27T13:45:46-05:00

Small School Communication to Creativity There are many ways in which students can benefit from going to a small school. Not only are they going to get personalized attention which may not be possible in a public school, but each and every area of their life will also improve. Through better communication with their teachers [...]

How Can a Small School Help Students?2019-09-27T13:45:46-05:00
23 Sep, 2019

The Importance of Developing Study Skills in Middle School

2019-09-23T10:11:41-05:00

During the middle school years, your child may feel able to coast by without developing good study skills. After all, they understand the material; why put any more effort into it? As long as your child's grades look good, you might not worry too much about study skills, either. Unfortunately, if your child waits until [...]

The Importance of Developing Study Skills in Middle School2019-09-23T10:11:41-05:00
12 Aug, 2019

Understanding Twice-Exceptional Students

2019-08-09T14:06:57-05:00

Students who are classified as gifted and talented are often thought to be learners who exceed in all areas of study. In reality, it's quite possible for one of these students to have one or more learning disabilities. A child may have a vocabulary bigger than any one of their classmates, yet struggle with simple [...]

Understanding Twice-Exceptional Students2019-08-09T14:06:57-05:00
25 Jul, 2019

How a Small School Will Help to Identify Your Child’s Strengths and Weaknesses

2019-07-25T09:26:00-05:00

In some ways, a small school can be beneficial for any type of student. A small school provides a greater amount of flexibility, allowing students to spend more time working on subjects that they love (or those in which they require more help). At the same time, being at a small school means that your [...]

How a Small School Will Help to Identify Your Child’s Strengths and Weaknesses2019-07-25T09:26:00-05:00
22 Jul, 2019

Gifted and Talented 101

2019-08-01T21:26:12-05:00

Many schools across the nation have been putting time, effort, and money into gifted and talented programs. Since not all children fall into an "average" category, it's crucial for schools to have accommodations and challenges for children who not only have special needs but also for those who are gifted or above the average. One [...]

Gifted and Talented 1012019-08-01T21:26:12-05:00
19 Jun, 2019

The Key to Student Engagement: Giving Students a Choice

2019-06-21T13:06:12-05:00

Every teacher has experienced the sinking feeling of looking around a classroom and realizing that the students are so bored that they are hardly listening. Indeed, student engagement is a difficult thing to accomplish. Some of the responsibility rests on the students themselves. But here at The Tenney School, we wonder if much of the [...]

The Key to Student Engagement: Giving Students a Choice2019-06-21T13:06:12-05:00
11 May, 2019

Gifted and Talented: The Importance of Challenging Gifted Children

2019-05-11T08:53:11-05:00

As parents, we all think our children are unique. We may ooh, and awe at the mermaid picture Suzie has drawn or praise Billy repeatedly for his perfect score on his spelling test. Indeed, all children are individuals, and in their own way special, but in reality, only about 10% of the United States children [...]

Gifted and Talented: The Importance of Challenging Gifted Children2019-05-11T08:53:11-05:00
4 May, 2019

Middle School Skills: The Foundation for High School Success

2019-05-04T07:35:22-05:00

For many parents, high school gets more focus than any other element of their child's schooling. High school becomes part of a student's permanent academic record. Poor grades or other problems in high school can prevent students from getting the scholarships they need, or even prevent them from getting into the college they most want [...]

Middle School Skills: The Foundation for High School Success2019-05-04T07:35:22-05:00