Hiring and Strategic Retention

Attract and retain the best teachers for students.


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School case studies include:


 

Brooke Charter: Social-Emotional Support and Individual Attention

At Brooke Charter school, teachers are able to provide individual attention and social-emotional support to students through lower group sizes, the use of associate teachers, and time built into the day for individual instruction.

Design Features:

  • Apprentice Teachers
  • Individual Tutoring
  • Interdisciplinary Teacher Teams
  • Teachers as Social-Emotional Support Providers
  • Small Core Class Sizes


 

Rocketship 4-5: Blended Learning Flex Model

In Rocketship’s 4-5 grades, technology is used wigthin a flex rotation model to transform the traditional classroom into a more flexible space where time and attention are adjusted on an ongoing basis, and the day is extended to give students the time they need to catch up. In the context of the Hiring and Strategic Retention principle of school design, the Rocketship Flex Model generates savings to pay teachers more through reductions in staff enabled by technology.

Design Features:

  • Blended Learning Flex Model
  • Teacher Teaming
  • Elementary Teacher Subject Specialization
  • Extended Time on Priority Subjects
  • Expanded Learning Time
  • Family Model

 


 

Rocketship K-3: Blended Learning Lab Rotation Model

In Rocketship’s K-3 grades, technology is used within a lab rotation model to augment the classroom to provide more time on task for students, and to ensure highly targeted instruction, all within the context of a sustainable long-term financial model. In the context of the Hiring and Strategic Retention principle of school design, the Rocketship Lab Rotation Model generates savings to pay teachers more through reductions in staff enabled by technology.

Design Features:

  • Blended Learning Lab Rotation Model
  • Elementary Teacher Subject Specialization
  • Strategic Large Grouping
  • Extended Time on Priority Subjects
  • Expanded Learning Time