Chris Jarosh, Author at Renaissance Australia

Renaissance Blog

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

February 19, 2024

Back to Learning: 7 Essential Strategies for Post-Summer Success.

The carefree days of summer have drifted away, and the classroom is here once again. As the days of vacation come to a close, it’s time […]
February 9, 2024

How to Start the Year Right and Prepare for the Back to School Season

The beginning of a school year signifies not only a fresh start for students, but also an opportunity for educators to set the stage for a […]
August 31, 2023

From Wake-Up Call to Path of Transformation on K-12 Literacy Enhancement

As the 2023 NAPLAN results unfold, a stark reality emerges: one in three school students across Australia falls short of meeting minimum numeracy and literacy expectations. […]
August 15, 2023

Introducing Lalilo by Renaissance

Mastery of foundational reading skills is essential for literacy success. Reading research indicates systematic phonics-based programs that develop letter-sound correspondence, word and sentence reading, working memory, and audio […]
July 5, 2023

Children’s Books about Self-Love

By Lisa Heller This month our team has chosen to shine a light on some books that teach children about self-love. In a time where judgement […]
April 21, 2023

See Every Student with the new Renaissance

Renaissance has achieved many milestones in our rich, almost 40-year history. What started as a local company in central Wisconsin, USA has grown into a global […]
April 4, 2023

GL Education joins Renaissance

Renaissance, a global leader in education technology, has acquired GL Education, a provider of formative assessments for schools and school groups in the Australia and over […]
March 21, 2023

Special Report: myON’s impact on student achievement

In February, we released an analysis that explores how myON use is related to growth in general reading ability. Looking at data from over 440,000 myON users shows […]
August 26, 2022

4 essential skills for media literacy

Media literacy is the most important topic of our time. Media impacts every aspect of our lives, specifically affecting how we relate to, learn about, and […]
April 21, 2023

See Every Student with the new Renaissance

Renaissance has achieved many milestones in our rich, almost 40-year history. What started as a local company in central Wisconsin, USA has grown into a global […]
June 14, 2022

Supporting oral reading fluency with myON

The myON digital reading platform provides students with 24/7 access to thousands of fiction and nonfiction books. Most myON texts include natural-voice audio narration to model fluent […]
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 […]
July 26, 2021

Consistent growth at Oakleigh South Primary School

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 […]