Block scheduling is an innovation in schools that has earned increasing support from educators, parents, and students. This type of scheduling allows for longer class periods that offer increased instruction time. Public and private high schools that adopt the block schedule are looking for increased student engagement and improved academic outcomes. What, exactly, is block scheduling? And how can it improve learning?Read More
The Danger of Achievement Culture—Thoughts from A College Counselor on the College Admissions Scandal
At this point, we’ve all heard the news about the bribery scandal rocking the world of college admissions. A few wealthy and powerful people, not content with their children’s existing advantages, resorted to criminality to ensure admission to their schools of choice.
Today, I’m exploring the myth of achievement culture, why the prestige of your child’s college choice is less important than you might think, and how you can actually (and legally) help your high schooler prepare for college and life-long success.Read More
BTWe know that the stakes feel high when it comes to education. Parents and students are often worrying about college options and career paths from the very beginning of the educational journey.
Education is ultimately about helping each and every child thrive. The test scores and the college offers and the career paths will unfold naturally before the student who is passionate, engaged in learning, and confident in their own ability to learn and grow.
How do you encourage students in these qualities? You put them in a personalized, student-centered classroom environment. Keep reading as...Read More
At this time of year, many Nashville parents are thinking hard about the next school year. Will their children get the spot they want through the lottery system? Can their family afford private education? Are their kids being challenged enough at their current school?
We know there is a lot to think about when it comes to making a schooling decision. It's not too late to consider Templeton Academy Nashville! In fact, we've extended our regular admissions to March 8th and are still offering a 5% tuition discount to families that apply before the deadline. This is the perfect moment to...Read More
If you are new to the idea of experiential learning, it can be tough to visualize what the school day looks like at Templeton Academy. In our Day in the Life series, we present student stories and visuals in order to help you picture what it would be like for your child to become a part of our small, student-centered environment.
Jordan gets off the metro bus and walks across the street. She loves that her parents trust her enough to take the city bus. Before Templeton, Jordan didn’t know how to take the bus. She learned how to ride the bus 9th grade year. Now as a sophomore, she feels...Read More