Parents

23 Apr, 2019

International Students Excel in our One-to-One Learning Environment

2019-04-23T17:56:45+00:00

The United States is a prominent choice for international students seeking a quality education. However, what is it that draws international students to The Tenney School? Aside from Houston, TX being a compelling and welcoming city, the area itself is not what calls to international students to complete their studying here. It is our unique [...]

International Students Excel in our One-to-One Learning Environment 2019-04-23T17:56:45+00:00
8 Apr, 2019

Trust Your Kids: The Harm of Too Much Parent Intervention

2019-04-08T16:05:49+00:00

By now, you've surely seen the headlines about the "Varsity Blues" scandal. The world is reacting with equal parts shock, anger, and mockery to the list of highly-connected (and sometimes famous) parents who lied, cheated, and scammed to get their children into competitive college programs. Once we move past the legal and moral issues of [...]

Trust Your Kids: The Harm of Too Much Parent Intervention 2019-04-08T16:05:49+00:00
1 Apr, 2019

Former Student, Current Author: Congratulations Moyin!

2019-04-01T13:51:27+00:00

The Tenney School is so excited to announce our former student Moyin Oyebanji is now a published author.  Moyin recently completed her book, Musings in a Moment. As some of our teachers have already done, you can purchase her book on Amazon.  Some of Moyi's Tenney teachers were not surprised, as they recalled the passion for [...]

Former Student, Current Author: Congratulations Moyin! 2019-04-01T13:51:27+00:00
1 Apr, 2019

Summer Learning Loss And How to Lessen it

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

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 it 2019-04-01T13:35:12+00:00
18 Mar, 2019

Overcoming End-of-Year Academic Burnout

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

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 Burnout 2019-03-18T09:19:45+00:00
8 Mar, 2019

What the Traditional Classroom Gets Wrong and How to Address It

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

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 It 2019-03-08T08:27:08+00:00
4 Mar, 2019

Senior Spotlight: Aleza headed to Purdue

2019-03-04T12:19:54+00:00

This is our second installment of the Senior Spotlight on our Tenney School Class of 2019.  In this interview, our College Counselor, Lisa Cashiola interviews Aleza.  Aleza  plans to attend Purdue University and major in Mechanical or Bio-Medical Engineering.  Her ultimate goal is an engineering career working in prosthetics.  Super excited to hear Aleza earned [...]

Senior Spotlight: Aleza headed to Purdue 2019-03-04T12:19:54+00:00
26 Feb, 2019

Does Standardized Testing (STAAR) Help or Hurt Your Child?

2019-02-26T12:54:00+00:00

Let's talk about standardized testing. This has been a hot topic in American education for years. Why the controversy? Standardized testing takes a good idea to an extreme that doesn't always result in good education. When the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) mandated standardized testing for all public school students, public educators were forced [...]

Does Standardized Testing (STAAR) Help or Hurt Your Child? 2019-02-26T12:54:00+00:00
20 Feb, 2019

Senior Spotlight: Cole Goes to Belmont

2019-03-04T12:21:19+00:00

We are super excited to hear the plans of our senior class.  This spring we will be spotlighting our seniors and their plans for next year.  In this first of the series, our College Counselor, Lisa Cashiola interviews Cole.  Cole plans to attend Belmont University and major in Audio Engineering Technology or Music Business. Click [...]

Senior Spotlight: Cole Goes to Belmont 2019-03-04T12:21:19+00:00
15 Feb, 2019

What Qualifies a Child for the Gifted and Talented Program?

2019-02-14T15:17:57+00:00

While most parents believe their child is gifted at something, most people don't know if or how their child can be accepted into a Gifted and Talented (GT) program. Federal criteria for GT programs is somewhat fuzzy, making the issue even more confusing. Let's take a closer look at the Gifted and Talented program and [...]

What Qualifies a Child for the Gifted and Talented Program? 2019-02-14T15:17:57+00:00