Each language in the globe has its own way of stating the magical words ‘thank you.’ One of the qualities that run deep within every individual is gratitude. It is initiated by different activities that take place within people of different ages, races, and also gender. As gratitude is brought about by the heart, it acknowledges the positive feelings of the soul. The leaders, teachers, and staff of Rocketship Academy are devoted to sharing and demonstrating gratitude. Each school under Rocketship operates on five core values. Four of the values are definite, which are empathy, respect, persistence, and responsibility. The students recite these values in the schools creed each day, as they live by them in school as well as in the community.
The teachers and parents select the last core value of a Rocketship school. It defines the best illustration of the institution’s exclusive vision and character. These core values aim at preparing the students to excel at school as well as beyond. This is done by enlightening them with skills that build up their critical character as many of the students in these schools are from communities suffering from high-level poverty. It has been discovered that children raised in such communities have a higher likelihood of experiencing toxic stress issues. A child facing such a situation cannot be fully entrusted to resolve conflicts, control their emotions, or properly respond to provocations.
Therefore a predictable, consistent, and positive experience in school is created to help the students to cultivate on their social-emotional skills. This assists them in achieving successful lives in their classrooms and also beyond. Some of the instructional programs, such as the social-emotional curricula, are taught on an average of three times per week. This is during the meetings of the morning community. The selected curricula are well differentiated and utilized for both the upper and lower-grade students.
The Kimochis program is used in the younger grades where five characters are centered, each with distinctive personalities and temperaments. They are characterized to offer each student with opportunities to explore various skills to develop positive relationships with one another, carefully manage challenging situations, identify their emotions, show care to others, and also make responsible choices.