Learning Strategies

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
15 Jan, 2019

Is it Okay to Let Your Child Fail a Test?

2019-01-15T07:44:07+00:00

Today's educational world has parents more involved than they ever have been before. For one thing, the pressure to know what's going on with their children's grades has gotten much more intense. There's a sense that every class (even in elementary and middle school) is a make-or-break moment that could prevent the child from progressing [...]

Is it Okay to Let Your Child Fail a Test? 2019-01-15T07:44:07+00:00
21 Dec, 2018

The Problem with Competition-Based Learning

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

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+00:00
3 Dec, 2018

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

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

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+00:00
30 Nov, 2018

6 Tips to Get Ready for Final Exams

2018-11-30T15:43:34+00:00

Thanksgiving is over, and the end of the semester looms. You want to be able to buckle down and finish strong as you prepare for final exams. Thus far, your pattern of learning has included learning for a few weeks, then sitting down for a test. During the semester, these tests evaluate your short-term memory. [...]

6 Tips to Get Ready for Final Exams 2018-11-30T15:43:34+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
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
25 Aug, 2018

Tips to Help Your Gifted Child Succeed in School

2018-08-25T09:01:44+00:00

Though you might think that a gifted child will succeed no matter what he or she tries to do, the truth is that he or she may not do as well in school as you would think. Gifted children often struggle in school due to boredom or just the fact that it is too easy [...]

Tips to Help Your Gifted Child Succeed in School 2018-08-25T09:01:44+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