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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.

August 30, 2018

What is Lexile® Framework?

The Lexile® Framework for Reading is a scientific approach to measuring reading ability and the text complexity of reading materials. The Lexile scale is like a thermometre, […]
August 20, 2018

How to: Accelerate Progress with Guided Reading

By: Margaret Allen, Strategic Education Manager, Renaissance UK More haste, less speed. It’s a well-known fact of life. But what about when you’re faced with a […]
August 20, 2018

Learning to sail: Engaging reluctant readers

By: Jan Bryan, EdD, Vice President, National Education Officer, Renaissance USA What was the last thing you read? Did you read for pleasure, to gain information, […]
August 20, 2018

From text to technology…

By: Margaret Allen, Strategic Education Manager, Renaissance UK When it comes to reading, my personal preference still remains to pick up a book and experience the […]
August 12, 2018

What is the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD)?

By: Renaissance US team The Zone of Proximal Development, or ZPD, was a concept introduced by Lev Vygotsky in the late 1920s. Vygotsky, a Russian psychologist, […]
August 11, 2018

How to make blended learning work in your classroom

By: Jan Bryan, EdD, Vice President, National Education Officer, Renaissance USA “To have a great idea, have a lot of them.” – Thomas A. Edison Creating […]
August 11, 2018

What is blended learning?

Blended learning provides a digital framework that puts your students in control of a particular element of their learning, whether it’s place, path, or pace. Educators […]
August 10, 2018

Renaissance Accelerated Reader as an effective intervention program

August 1, 2018

The teacher as reading coach: Relationship-building that motivates students to read and achieve their personalised goals