When people say, “I’m just not the creative type,” IDEO founder David Kelley refutes that assumption with the idea that if they stick with it long enough, their creativity will inevitably come through. Kelley talks about the idea of “guided mastery” — it’s a practice that parents and educators can use to help kids find […]
Engaging, motivated teachers are at the heart of every successful school. For schools like Rocketship, where 75% of teachers come from Teach for America, which recruits mostly recent college grads to commit to two years, finding ways to train and keep them becomes that much more of a priority. What’s their strategy? First, they pay […]
Ask little Peter Cournoyer, a second-grader at Rocketship Mateo Sheedy, what empathy means, and he describes it this way: “It’s when you help someone if they need help or if they get hurt,” he says, (which he’s had to do a few times). Empathy is one of Rocketship’s four “core values,” in addition to respect, […]
Sintia Marquez in Rocketship’s Learning Lab, where she uses adapative technology that moves at her level. When it comes to a student’s education, expectation is everything. What parents and educators expect from each student, and what she expects from herself, has a tremendous effect on how a student fares in school. For Sintia Marquez, a […]
With a combination of high-tech computer programs, high expectations from teachers, and sheer force of will, Sintia Marquez is propelling ahead.