A new charter school has been making waves in the sea of education, and they seem to just be getting started. The name itself sets expectations high above the clouds; “Rocketship Education”. Rocketship Education is a public charter school based in the United States with a focus on educating children with new techniques. They are located in multiple states, with the largest school branch residing in California. While providing new techniques that encourages children to learn at a faster pace than other schools, Rocketship also boasts a high enrollment rate of low-income families. This shows the desire the company has to put children’s education first and foremost.
One new technique introduced in the classrooms are the flexible classrooms. This technique employs four instructors in a room with up to 100 students. This seemed like an outrageous concept for some employees at the school, though they adjusted very easily with the change. One instructor can oversee and lecture up to twenty-five students at one time, with each teaching the same lesson. Under this new technique, the instructors have creative freedom with how and when they teach different aspects of a subject, with leads to more interesting lessons that are sure to keep the students engaged. This technique also leads to more interactive lessons for the students and instructors, with leads to a certain bond forming between the two groups.
This bond ensures academic progress and less frustration in the classroom, as each instructor will learn what works with each class. This new technique also increases a students self-control and time management. A large number of students gives the atmosphere a competitive atmosphere, which can cause many students to study harder to rise to the top of the class faster. As some students find a certain subject hard to retain, the instructor can introduce interactive activities that ensure a memorable experience. Experienced instructors and motivated students prepped Rocketship to expand the school’s atmosphere of influence, with up to forty schools to be constructed by the year 2020. If all goes according to plan, the school plans to develop other techniques that showcase children’s potential in the classroom and expand to other countries.