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Rocketship Education and What It Taught Founder Preston Smith in Its First Ten Years

In the middle of August’s sweltering heat across the United States earlier this year, Preston Smith informed the Internet of things he learned at Rocketship Education, a learning organization that is likely best known for it being a pioneer in the pedagogical field of personalized learning.

While many people know of Preston Smith – educators, especially – not everybody is aware of his successful career, where and when he’s spent time in roles as instructors and principals, and concepts he grabbed from the 123-odd months he’s worked for RSED – the acronym for Rocketship Education. Here are a few of them, basic sentiments that all teachers and principals can incorporate into their operations.

Parents serve three primary functions at RSED:

 

  • To oversee teachers’ visits to theirs’ and their respective students’ loans.
  • Giving feedback to admins, principals, and teachers at each of its eighteen locations, boosting custom learning plans.
  • Parents aren’t required to do so, although are very strongly encouraged to do more than voice their concerns when schools are underperforming with no self-wrought remedy on the horizon.

The only secondary role Mr. Smith released to the Internet via The 74 Million, a financial news media website, was for parents to be proud of their students attending public schools. One time, a woman said to Preston, “Rocketship is like a private school, [except it’s] free.” He quickly realized this was true, although he felt in order to boost the quality of public schools across the state of California and the remainder of the country, associates of public schools must express their pride in aggregate form, rather than one or two civic educational warriors trying to clear the air of public schools’ bad reputations.

In order to grow an educational institution to its full potential – and this sentiment holds especially true for charter schools like Rocketship Education, in which they’re able to solicit and accept funding, financing, and donations from private investors outside of school boards and governmental agencies.

Rocketship Education also prefers to hire teachers whose demographic profiles match students’, helping them pay closer attention in classroom settings.