Learning Strategies

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
1 Apr, 2019

Summer Learning Loss And How to Lessen it

2019-04-01T13:35:12-05:00

As Americans, we often take for granted that the 9-month long school year is simply a thing of fact. We enjoy our leisurely summers, planning long vacations to the beach, overdue family reunions, and long days of fun in the sun. Teachers use this time to recharge, rest and begin their planning for the fall [...]

Summer Learning Loss And How to Lessen it2019-04-01T13:35:12-05:00
25 Mar, 2019

Dear Students, Google Can’t Do It All for You

2019-03-25T10:49:00-05:00

As a student today, you are living with more information at your fingertips than any previous generation. Just twenty years ago, students had to spend hours upon hours in libraries looking up physical copies of magazines and newspapers stored on giant rolls of microfilm just to find out it didn't contain the information they needed [...]

Dear Students, Google Can’t Do It All for You2019-03-25T10:49:00-05:00
18 Mar, 2019

Overcoming End-of-Year Academic Burnout

2019-03-18T09:19:45-05:00

This is the time of year where students start to get spring fever. As the weather starts to warm up and Springtime offers a world of new possibilities, students start to shut down. It is simply the cyclic nature of the learning process and a consequence of the school calendar, but although their minds are [...]

Overcoming End-of-Year Academic Burnout2019-03-18T09:19:45-05:00
8 Mar, 2019

What the Traditional Classroom Gets Wrong and How to Address It

2019-03-08T08:27:08-05:00

Education is a cornerstone of our society, and for as long as people have been living and working together, there has been some form of education to help them learn and grow. Over time, the needs of society change and our understanding of how people learn best advances. When this happens, we have to adjust [...]

What the Traditional Classroom Gets Wrong and How to Address It2019-03-08T08:27:08-05:00