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Lessons from Rocketship Public Schools Model

The first Rocketship school was opened a decade ago in a church basement in San Jose, California. This school has served the community over the years and has brought with it useful lessons that everyone ought to learn. Some of the lessons gained during this period include

  • The knowledge that learning starts at home
  • There is a need to create more demand to change the system
  • Parenthood ought to be honored and respected
  • Teachers should play their part in creating culturally responsive schools
  • In anything, action is needed more than rhetoric
  • Inclusion is the key to integration
  • Learning is a continuous process
  • A positive mindset creates good teachers
  • Teamwork makes things happen

 

Rocketship is a network of public schools that is nonprofit making. It focuses on elementary schooling which caters for the less privileged members of the community across the country. This network of schools was founded in 2006 with the aim of bridging the achievement gap in society and building a sustainable and strong school model to help promote and improve the achievement rate of the less fortunate children in society. It has adopted a teacher-led model and an approach that is supported by technology to develop a personalized learning atmosphere that is suitable to every student.

 

It aims at providing the right content, timing and method to achieve its end. Its model is based on engaging important stakeholders in the educational sector including parents to get involved in the learning activity of their children. It also engages other players like community organizations, other charter schools, and districts in coming up with a comprehensive teaching model. This network of schools are strong believers in unleashing the human potential of every Rocketeer that they encounter.

 

They are involved in nonprofit work to stimulate young minds towards positive educational action. Since its inception in 2007, the network of elementary public schools has about 25 charter schools that are high performing which serve low-income communities across the country. This is a schooling model that is fast changing the lives of marginalized families and giving them hope once again.

Kabbalah Centre is the Hub for Spiritual Guidance

Kabbalah Centre is a non-business entity formed in 1965, which promotes teachings of Kabbalah. The primary mission of this notable movement is to spread the Kabbalistic gospel around the world, through online forums like YouTube videos and its branches scattered in the United States. The headquarters for Kabbalah Centre is Los Angeles. This sect is made up of many ethnic groups worldwide, and its tutors are trained to offer guidance to students who wish to study it. During the early years, it was believed that Kabbalistic ways were hard to grasp and could only be taught by mature men. However, the notion has changed over time as more people continue to learn and understand these teachings.

Kabbalah Centers has attracted many celebrities. For example, Madonna studies and firmly believes in Kabbalah teachings. She wears a red string around her wrist for purposes of protection. She has also helped with the establishment of a Kabbalah Centre in Malawi. Other celebrities who have studied at Kabbalah Centre include Britney Spears, Elizabeth Taylor, and Paris Hilton.

History and expansion of Kabbalah Centers

Kabbalah is an ancient wisdom of fulfillment that teaches how the universe and life are inter-related. While people adopted this sect at different times, it has been in existence for many centuries. Philip Berg and his wife Karen Berg formed the first Kabbalah Center in the United States back in 1965. The first center in Los Angeles was instituted in 1984 and Karen and Michael currently head it. The organization has become popular over the years resulting in many branches globally. Kabbalah Center has grown from a small group to a worldwide movement and Kabbalah’s lacrosse camp.

A look at Kabbalistic teachings

Kabbalah teachings are taught relying upon on Zohar or the Book of Splendor. Zohar emphasizes that biblical stories should not be looked at a literal level and that people should read between the lines. These stories depict how the world works in a spiritual way. Zohar also explains the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Kabbalistic wisdom is unique in its capacity – it is not tied to any faith or religion. Therefore, Kabbalah is a universal knowledge that can benefit everyone who is passionate about it.

More visit: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/13/magazine/13kabbalah-t.html