In 2007 the nonprofit network of public elementary schools, Rocketship Education, opened its first school in a San Jose California church. Years later, the co-founder and current Chief Executive Officer, Preston Smith, looks back on the lessons they have learned about how to best help children learn and develop as better students. He published an article about the top ten lessons learned.
The first and more important lesson learned was that personalized learning must begin at home. Rocketship Education became famous for first implementing personalized education, integrating technology into the learning process to a degree never seen before. However, Smith maintains true personalized education uses technology, but is not about technology. It requires a deep understanding of each student and each family’s unique, personal needs. The technology just facilitates. Also, they have a policy of visiting the homes of each student every year. Putting teachers into the home with the parents and students cements relationships in a unique and powerful way.
Smith also argues for creating more demand personalized education. Although parents have asked him to extend the Rocketship Education system up through Grade 12 in high school, he does not wish to create an enclosed environment parallel to the education system as typically experienced by students. That’s true even though he wonders how their Rocketeers will react when they attend a normal fifth classroom. He wants parents to demand more and better personalized education for all students.
That leads to lesson number three, which is to teach parents how to demand better middle and high school educations for their children from the public school system. One Rocketship parent, Karen Martinez, has done this in San Jose.
Preston Smith and John Danner founded Rocketship Education in 2006, with headquarters in Redwood California. It’s a nonprofit network of elementary charter public schools. When students at their flagship school scored as high as students in the Palo Alto School District on California’s state assessment, it achieved recognition as a way of improving public education for students from lower income families. It also has opened schools in Milwaukee Wisconsin, Nashville Tennessee and Washington D.C.
Adam Milstein is an incredibly well-known name in the field of real estate. He has led an impressive career and is known to be one of the most prominent people at Hager Pacific Properties, which is a company that offers real estate solutions to people all over the country. As the managing partner of the firm, he oversees all the financial responsibilities that the company has to take care of. He runs all the financial workings of three of the company’s main offices, one in West Hollywood, one in Orange County and one in the city of San Fernando. The company is also known for offering real estate solutions to corporates who are also looking out for places to situate their businesses. The company believes in offering nothing short of the very best services to the customers who come to them.
In addition to helping the company and all of its endeavors, Adam Milstein is also known for being an incredible philanthropist and helping people all over the country. Along with his wife, he decided to start up an organization known as the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, which is an organization that offers support to the Jewish community in America. One of the main focuses of the company is to assist young Jewish people who want to learn more about their faith and want to take steps to improve their knowledge of the holy scriptures. Through the organization, they try to offer scholarships to students who wish to travel to the holy land of Jerusalem and learn about the word of god and all the aspects of their faith. In addition, through the organization, Adam Milstein also offers students a chance to learn to read and write Hebrew so that they can understand the holy texts in the language that it was written in.
Adam Milstein and his wife have also hosted several competitions that encourage the youth to learn about Judaism and Jerusalem. One of the more notable competitions that they hosted was a short film contest where the people participating were asked to make a film about the wonders of Jerusalem, to stand a chance to win a trip to this beautiful place. His facebook page
Fabletics has done the unthinkable and has become very dominant in a market dominated by other major retailers such as Amazon. Fabletics has become very successful in a short period of time and is now worth $250 million. Pretty impressive since the founder of Fabletics, Kate Hudson, does not have a background in business.
Fabletics is an athleisure brand that uses a subscription service and a personalized Lifestyle quiz to give its customers exactly what they want. The company offers convenience and great service as well as products that are of high quality but without the outrageous price tag.
It used to be thought that high-priced clothing meant that it was really good quality,but Fabletics has shattered that perception. With Fabletics you can get great clothes for a great price.
Fabletics has used “reversed showrooming” to its advantage. This type of strategy involves a slow and gradual growth of the business,and it has worked. The customer has been shopping in stores and then buying the same product elsewhere,and this has negatively affected many businesses but not Fabletics. They really changed a negative into a positive and had gotten to know their markets. Using the Lifestyle Quiz has really helped the company to pinpoint what it is that their customers want and have used it to their advantage. This means that 30 to 50 percent of their customers that go into their physical stores are already members and that another 25 percent become customers.
Fabletics have not gone unnoticed,and even celebrities like Demi Lovato are promoting the brand. Kate Hudson has a real knack for designing the new styles for the company,and she stays in tune with what is happening. The lifestyle Quiz has helped the company to know what it is that their customers want and they have adjusted their clothing lines accordingly. Fabletics is all about giving their customers what they want. They are all about customer service and great clothing that fits right,and that is comfortable.
The company grew slowly bit steadily,and Fabletics has really focused on quality and great customer service rather than focusing on scaling quickly. Fabletics partnered with TechStyle Fashion Group,and this has proved to be a good move. This partnership has really helped the company to grow and develop. Fabletics does not plan to go anywhere anytime soon. They are growing and new members keep joining the company.