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The "Why" Behind BTA Nashville

motivating teens, skills for the future

In addition to this blog, Kalee also spoke to New in Nashville podcast host, Elam Freeman, about the founding of Blyth-Templeton in Nashville. In their conversation she discusses her background in experiential and innovative education. They also discuss Blyth-Templeton's unique model and how it fits into the Nashville educational landscape. If you are an urban living proponent or you are looking for an innovative education option for your family, you'll find this episode enlightening and informative.

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"My Kids Are Thinking About BTA:" Promoting Student Agency from Application to Graduation

student-centered learning, motivating teens, adolescent development

We recently received an email from an interested parent that opened with the following statement: "my kids are thinking about going to your school."

The rest of the email followed in the typical style for an initial inquiry. The family was interested in learning more and wanted to find a time to connect with a member of the admissions team to talk about the schooling environment and options at Blyth-Templeton Academy.

Are you perhaps wondering why we found the opening line so striking? Here's the statement again: "my kids are thinking about going to your school." 

In our eyes, this parent...

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What To Do With a Smart Teen Who Is Coasting

experiential learning, motivating teens

Parents are rightly concerned when they see that their teens are not challenged or engaged in their education. Teens who coast through high school can’t build the foundation they need to be successful later. If teens are doing well enough to get by but are not living up to their full potential, they’re not getting what they need.

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What Do High Schools Need to More Fully Engage Teens?

experiential learning, motivating teens

Educators today know more about what happens in the brain when a person learns something new. We know that learning occurs when our brains are active. We have seen how active learning strategies, which replace traditional lectures, engage teens more fully in the learning process.

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Motivating Teenagers: Finding Opportunities in Their World

parents, motivating teens

 

If you listen to pop culture messages, you'll hear that teenagers are an unmotivated bunch. Not true. While goals change between late childhood and adolescence, motivation is still there. It’s a good thing that their interests, hopes, and dreams are changing at this age. For parents, however, it can be hard to keep up with those rapid changes happening with their teens.

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