Thursday, February 22, 2018

Rocketship Charter Schools- Smaller Classrooms With Big Results

rocketship charter schools with smaller classroomsEvery parent wants their child to receive the very best education possible. Today, more and more parents are opting for Charter School educations as an alternative to public schools and typical private schools which can be rather costly. One of the main reasons parents look for alternative education forums for their child is because private schools and Charter Schools tend to have a much smaller teacher child ratio for learning. This is a critical component in helping children excel. However, many parents do not have the ability to afford a private education for their child, especially in urban areas.

California based Rocketship charter schools
Benefits Of Smaller Classroom Sizes 

Almost all major achievement studies have shown that children who have a smaller classroom ratio during their primary education have greater educational skills, a greater chance of educational achievement and excellence as well as a greater self-esteem. That is because, children who have smaller classrooms have more opportunities to express themselves, get healthier peer interaction and have healthy student-teacher learning experiences. When a classroom is packed with large groups of children, most teachers are unable to personalize the child’s educational process and many children fall through the cracks. That is why Charter Schools were formed in an attempt to create a more personalized education within a public-school forum.

 About Rocketship Charter Schools

Smaller classrooms with Rocketships charter schoolsChildhood educational excellence and personalized education is the focus of Rocketship Education, a Charter School base of 20 schools in the United States out of California. Rocketship Charter Schools operate in 4 predominantly urban areas of the country including the D.C. area. The Rocketship program works closely with parents, students and teachers to find the best skill areas of each child and encourages them to excel in those areas.

As part of the excellence and skill development Rocketship also focuses on how to help a child work through any of their weaker points of educational learning styles. This is done in order to help teach children to achieve a well-rounded educational experience.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Taking Home Music Lessons Seriously

learn bass onlineIt seems there is a revolution in my home.

Not one of anger, and certainly not one of social outrage, but instead, a revolution of ideas. My kids have fully kicked into their discovery phase, and as a parent, I certainly don't want to turn them away from anything that might be a lifelong passion. My youngest wants to learn bass online.

As such, music is the key to a happy home. There's an electric drum kit in the boy's room, and two acoustic guitars in the game room. In the bedrooms, there is at least one ukulele, a harmonica and some sort of hand-held percussion instrument. A violin resides in the living room when unused, or in the basement during practice times.

learn bass online
There's a great deal of sound in our home, and soon there will be another. The deep thrums of a bass guitar.

My youngest is interested and wants to put some focus into that.

Though some lessons come from school, as my oldest daughter is investigating by learning her violin, and the drum lessons come from the oldest boy, the bass guitar will be an online experience. There simply isn't enough time between other commitments to schedule a solid lesson time.

It's coming from online, and for that, I'm doing my research. Subreel is a great resource, as are higher-rated YouTube channels. If there's a desire to learn bass online, this is the way to go.

learn bass onlineIt's up to her once I decide where the lessons will come from, but you can be sure the bass won;t be as a hard a lesson to endure as the violin.

Check out Subreel's article on learning bass guitar online if you have a chance- it's worth the read.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Pulling a Chuckle on a Winter Reading List

As fall starts to set in, we're gearing up for winter.

I'm sorry if that's upsetting, but the cold and the snow and the long, dark days are a considerable fact of life in our household.

Besides dusting off the skis and show shovels, everyone on the family has begun to build their reading list. The kids are working on their umpteenth speed-through of the Harry Potter books, while my wife is going with a 'employee recommended' list from our local bookstore.

For me, it's going to be a comedy/dark comedy winter.

I'm this close to finishing the writing on my latest novel, and decided an insertion of light humor would be a great place to start with my reading list. Never one to be logical, my books start with a little Merle Drown, some Douglas Adams and a new author on the radar, John Redstand, author of Driving Grandpa.

Redstand crafts an extended conversation between a grandson and grandfather, observing the world as it passes by through the car windows. It's life observed at 55 miles an hour, and at times, a dead stand still. There's a lot we can witness while parked at a traffic light.

With the world in such disarray, it's a comfort to involve myself in a place where its proven anyone can be an author. There's no need for high-falutin' marketing strategies from major publishing houses to catch my eye. There's no requirement for a higher degree in the literary arts to make my list.

All I need is a good story with the promise of a solid chuckle now and then.

I'm hearing this is the case with Redstand's book.

It's not at the top of the stack at the moment, but it soon will be, and I suspect winter won't be so dark while I'm reading it.