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Renaissance Blog

Shareable tips and insightful thoughts on K–12 education from Renaissance teams and educational leaders from Australia and around the world.

September 29, 2021

The power of close, repeated reading: Why our brains crave a reread

By: Jan Bryan, EdD, Vice President, Renaissance Our brains thrive on repeated experiences. This explains why we seek to watch the same movies again and again […]
September 29, 2021

Reading is at the Core

By: Zora Zaric Reading and literacy are at the core of how we learn. Reading enhances a student’s understanding of the world around them as well […]
September 29, 2021

Using Accelerated Reader Quizzes as Teaching Resources

By: Zora Zaric Reading is a skill and as with every skill, it requires not just instruction, but practice. Regular users of Accelerated Reader (AR) will […]
September 29, 2021

5 Reasons we Love myON

By: Anita McMahon   How can I get my students to enjoy and engage during reading time? A question we hear over and over again here […]
September 29, 2021

Incorporating Literacy in Mathematics Using Newman’s Prompts

By: Anita McMahon   Just like oil and vinegar, it has been believed that mathematics and literacy do not mix. The use of mathematical word problems […]
August 24, 2021

Book Week – Top 10 Renaissance Book Titles

By: Jovana Cupac   Another year, another exciting book week! Book Week run by The Children’s Book Council of Australia, is a week where schools across […]
April 14, 2021

Identifying Student Performance in NAPLAN

By: Zora Zaric & Jay Wheatley Assessment is a crucial aspect of the teaching and learning cycle. Throughout teacher education, it is a focal point in all […]
April 9, 2021

Using Intrinsic & Extrinsic Motivation to Motivate Students.

By: Jovana Cupac Have you ever stood in front of your class and watched, being able to identify the exact point at which a particular student […]
April 9, 2021

Variables in the Science Classroom

By: Anita McMahon As a Renaissance Coach, I work with literacy and numeracy … a lot! In my professional development sessions, I work with teachers from […]