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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.

October 30, 2018

(Almost) perfect heroes and the science of learning

By: Jan Bryan, EdD, Vice President, National Education Officer, Renaissance USA   (Almost) perfect heroes Although Hercules would disagree, Achilles is widely considered the closest thing to a […]
October 30, 2018

Reading suggestions for educators this summer

By: Team Renaissance USA Summer provides a nice—and much needed—break. It also provides a chance to catch up on some reading (in between visits to the beach […]
October 16, 2018

Spark a passion for reading: 15 ways to motivate daily reading practice

By: Team Renaissance USA A little bit of reading goes a long way. By reading around 15 minutes per day between grades 1 and 12, a student […]
October 11, 2018

Tips and activities to prevent summer learning loss

By: Ken Stoflet, Marketing Communications Specialist, Renaissance USA Decades of research confirm that summer learning loss is real. In an article published by The New York Times, Smirk (2011) says, […]
October 1, 2018

Scary-good book ideas for students this Halloween

By: Lisa Lysne, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Renaissance USA Trick-or-treating, costume parties, and carving pumpkins. Halloween is time to have a scary-good fun! At Renaissance, we […]
September 29, 2018

Getting students hooked on investing in their own learning

By: Jan Bryan, EdD, Vice President, National Education Officer, Renaissance USA Over the past few years, an increased focus on educator effectiveness has permeated the literature and […]
September 20, 2018

Effective teachers are empowered—and so are their students

By: Jan Bryan, EdD, Vice President, National Education Officer, Renaissance USA Educator effectiveness and grit are trending across educational media. Is it coincidence or inevitability that these two concepts should […]
September 18, 2018

Learning with a destination in mind: The art and science of personalised goal setting

By: Eric Stickney, Director of Educational Research, Renaissance USA A version of the famous quote from Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu states, “A journey of a thousand miles […]
September 18, 2018

Building reading comprehension through questions, inquiry, and sketchnotes

By: By Billy Spicer, Instructional Coach, Renaissance USA To comprehend or not to comprehend—that is the question. To comprehend illustrates a strong connection between reader and text, a […]