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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.

April 9, 2019

The Importance of Book Selection

By: Ruth Atkinson (Renaissance UK) & Jay Wheatley (Renaissance AUS) The importance of selecting the right book, at the right level with the right interest cannot […]
January 22, 2019

5 icebreaker activities for the first week of school

By: Ken Stoflet, Communications Specialist, Renaissance USA   The end of summer is bittersweet, but the beginning of a new school year is exciting. Fresh notebooks, […]
January 14, 2019

4 quick tips to build connections with students through reading

By:  Christina Ostrander, Fourth-Grade Teacher, USA “The positive teacher-student relationship is thus important not so much because this is worthwhile in itself, but because it helps build […]
January 7, 2019
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6 summer reads for educators

By: Gene Kerns, EdD, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Renaissance USA   There’s nothing quite like reading a great book on a warm summer day—whether […]
January 7, 2019

How do you involve parents in their students’ reading practice?

By: Ken Stoflet, Communications Specialist, Renaissance USA How do you involve parents in their students’ reading practice? The answer might not be so simple. We asked […]
January 7, 2019

Interwoven: Achievement in reading, science, and maths

By: Team Renaissance USA Struggles in science? Low maths scores? Maybe your students need more reading practice. At first, “reading practice” may seem an odd answer to […]
January 7, 2019

6 more minutes: Struggling readers, reading practice, and growth

By: Team Renaissance USA What are the differences between a student who starts and ends the school year as a struggling reader, and a student who starts […]
December 3, 2018

Sneaky ways that can help parents conquer the dreaded summer slide

By: Kim Hall, myOn Renaissance USA It’s time to talk about the infamous Summer Slide. Ouch! This isn’t the old, rusty metal playground equipment that burns […]
December 2, 2018

Resources to help struggling readers

By: Team Renaissance USA Go from gap to growth—Because struggling readers can’t wait Struggling readers can’t wait—they need to get on the path to literacy success […]