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How to Use Learning Walls in the Classroom

It is a fact that a student’s environment influences their learning. More specifically, the classroom environment influences literacy development. This is why learning walls are so crucial in education. Typical classrooms usually involve some informative posters, such as a large periodic table or an inspirational quote. While these are great at conveying the theme of […]

How to Give Grades in a Gradeless Classroom

The image of teachers hunched over desks with piles of paper and a red pen is a recognizable image. However, some are calling for teachers and educators to move away from grades and into a more evaluative format. But why is there such a push for gradeless classrooms? Here are some of the benefits of […]

Women’s History Month Lessons For the Classroom

The month of March is Women’s History Month, a time when we get to recognize and highlight the achievements of women throughout history. In addition, International Women’s Day is March 8th which is celebrated around the world. So this is the perfect time to dive into the fascinating world of women’s history within the classroom. […]

Teaching Mindfulness in the Classroom

Learning how to be mentally present is a social and emotional skill that will help students ensure success in their future. And with the average attention span of students gradually decreasing, teaching mindfulness in the classroom is becoming increasingly popular. Especially because mindfulness can be extremely beneficial for students and can help them be present […]

College and Career Readiness: 5 Ways to Prep your Students

College is often an exciting time for students. It is an experience that many students dream of from the time they are young. However, it is also an adventure that is often rigorous and that requires the best out of students. College and career readiness is frequently an overlooked aspect of the whole college onboarding […]

Critical Thinking in Education Today

When students can simply Google or “Ask Siri” for the answers to common questions, teachers’ goals begin to shift from students filled with facts to students filled with thoughts. But in a world filled with technology, how do we get students to start thinking for themselves? As a result, educators are now reevaluating how critical […]

What is a Student-Centered Learning Approach?

The educational industry is constantly discussing ways educators can teach their students more effectively. While many go back and forth on the pros and cons of a traditional vs non-traditional education, the truth is that some students require different teaching methods. The student-centered approach to learning is one method that educators are incorporating into their […]

Renton Prep’s Land Acknowledgment Statement

Land acknowledgment is a traditional custom dating back centuries. For non-Indigenous communities, land acknowledgment is a powerful way of showing respect and honoring the Indigenous People. This acknowledgment is a simple way of resisting the loss of Indigenous histories and working towards honoring and sharing the truth. Our Land Acknowledgement Statement Renton Prep wants to […]

Examples of Inquiry-Based Learning in the Classroom

A successful education is one that challenges students and keeps them motivated to learn. Inquiry-Based learning is just one of many ways educators can keep their students engaged within the classroom. But how do teachers effectively apply it during a lecture? There are a few ways to do it, but here are some examples of […]

Digital Citizenship And Digital Literacy in Education

Students today have access to so much more information at their fingertips than ever before. And what’s even more alarming is how fast this information can change in a digital world. Technology is a normal part of society and its purpose and use continue to grow at an exponential rate. In order to accurately prepare […]

Gamification vs Game-Based Learning in the Classroom

Gamification vs Game-Based Learning. These teaching methods are buzzwords in the educational field, with plenty of advocates and critics. But what is it, and why has it become so popular? What is Gamification? Gamification is the use of activities and a rewards system to encourage motivation. The idea is that making the process of learning […]

2021 Education Trends

Last year revealed how much a student’s learning environment affects their academic performance and mental health. This sparked a conversation about what would be the best method to teach. Now new education trends are being explored and gaining popularity as teachers try to enhance their learning environment. Recent Teaching Trends Following our remote learning experience, […]

SEL Learning: What is Social-Emotional Learning?

Last year’s pandemic brought attention to the importance of students’ mental health and emotions. Now that schools are returning in person, many schools and educators are looking into SEL learning and how to incorporate it into the classroom. SEL Learning Social-emotional learning (SEL) is a teaching methodology that guides students of all ages on how […]

Returning to School Safely at Renton Prep

In preparation for the new school year, our faculty members have been consistently working on developing safety measures and applying social and emotional learning to ensure the safety and success of our students. We want to provide the emotional support that students need to successfully adapt to returning to school. As the semester begins many […]

Renton Prep participates in Colombia’s TEB Innovation Time

In April, TEB Innovation Time hosted a virtual event at Gimnasio Campestre, Colombia. Recognizing the positive influence of the technology-driven education utilized in Renton Prep, we were asked to join this international event as a keynote speaker. TEB Innovation Grupo TEB (Tecnología Educativa de Bogotá) is a formal group of educators from high-quality private schools […]