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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
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
12 Feb, 2019

Student Anxiety on the Rise: What You Need to Know

2019-02-12T13:07:33+00:00

The teen years are a difficult period of transition for most people, even in the best of circumstances. Moodiness, emotional reactions to peer conflicts, and struggles with physical changes while growing are all typical and expected conditions of being a teen. However, today's teens are dealing with something that goes beyond normal teenage issues, and [...]

Student Anxiety on the Rise: What You Need to Know 2019-02-12T13:07:33+00:00
5 Feb, 2019

Why Should I Give Private School a Chance? Why People Often Avoid Private Schools

2019-02-05T06:03:11+00:00

"Is private school or public school right for my child?" This is a huge question for any parent and one that deserves some thought. Many parents end up avoiding private schools without giving them a chance. Sending your child to public school is definitely the easier route. But sometimes the easiest is not always best. Here, we seek [...]

Why Should I Give Private School a Chance? Why People Often Avoid Private Schools 2019-02-05T06:03:11+00:00
30 Jan, 2019

Our Band “Crocodile Boulevard” Practices Queen Hit “Radio Ga Ga”

2019-01-30T12:24:15+00:00

Our music program rocks!  As a small private school, we have the freedom to teach and play music of interest to our students.  Here's our band, Crocodile Blvd, performing Queen's hit, "Radio Ga Ga". This is one of the tunes they're practicing for the spring music performance. https://youtu.be/K633QCe_HBA

Our Band “Crocodile Boulevard” Practices Queen Hit “Radio Ga Ga” 2019-01-30T12:24:15+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
8 Jan, 2019

Where Does Texas Stand on School Choice Programs?

2019-01-08T06:47:05+00:00

In the world of education, the term "school choice" carries a lot of controversy wherever it is spoken. Parents wanting the freedom to enroll their children in a school other than the public school in their district cheer for school choice programs. Public school districts worry that school choice programs will cause their funding to [...]

Where Does Texas Stand on School Choice Programs? 2019-01-08T06:47:05+00:00
31 Dec, 2018

How to Distinguish a Bully From a Mean Kid

2018-12-31T10:07:59+00:00

It seems like every day we hear frightening new data on the rise of bullying, and it doesn't take much more than a casual scroll through our social media feeds to find horrific stories of bullying and the awful impacts it has on the children who have endured this abuse. Especially with the rise of [...]

How to Distinguish a Bully From a Mean Kid 2018-12-31T10:07:59+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