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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 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 […]
September 17, 2018

What does Student Growth Percentile do?

What is Student Growth Percentile? Achievement indicates whether performance is below, above, or on par with grade-level expectations. Growth explains the kind of progress the student is making […]
September 17, 2018

Tips for helping students find reliable news and online sources

By: Team Renaissance USA In a world of constant notifications, tweets, and status updates, we have access to more content than ever before. With a 24/7 […]