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

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 […]
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 […]
February 9, 2021

Keys to Creating a Successful Classroom in 2021

It’s that time again! The sound of the alarm clock is back, time to get up and get ready for school! The desks have been cleaned […]
November 24, 2020

How to Encourage More Reading and Prevent the Summer Slide

Thanks for joining the Renaissance Professional Development Team for another webinar, the final one for 2020! Below is a transcript of the webinar and you’ll find […]
November 17, 2020

Strategies for Extending Students in the Classroom

As we near the end of term, we begin to look at new ways of getting students back on track and ready for 2021 after the […]
November 6, 2020

Start Planning – Build a Strong Community of Readers in 2021!

Ah Term 4, after the year we’ve had it’s comforting to know that we’re on the home stretch. Students, schools and staff have experienced a year […]
November 3, 2020

The Making of an Accelerated Reader Quiz

Every day, at hundreds of schools across the country, thousands of students have the opportunity to assess their reading comprehension by taking a Reading Practice Quiz […]
March 13, 2014
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New approaches in supporting struggling readers

By: Gene M. Kerns, PhD, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Renaissance USA In his work, Understanding Common Core State Standards, John Kendall cautions that under Common […]