For any learning system to work across an entire school district, it has to fulfill three basic criteria. It must be reliable, consistent and scalable. We take these very seriously, as we believe in quantification of efforts.
Reliability: Does the system actually work?
This learning method has been used very effectively for over 15 years. Excellent results have been obtained from regular schools. Students did not have homework or tuition classes. These students were not specially selected, they were across the regular cross section of learning abilities. Students, teachers and parents start seeing results right from day 1 of the implementation. Academic results improve, teachers can function better, parents are happier with their children’s increased interest in school.
Consistency: Can we teach at the same quality across all classrooms in a school?
The learning system ensures this. The tools that make up the learning system are handouts for the students, planners, kits and instructions for the teachers and schedules for school principals. So, whatever happens at one location is exactly replicated at the others. The system does remain consistent throughout all classrooms. Even if the teacher changes, the learning system ensures that the delivery does not.
Scalability: Can we do this across a school district? A state? The whole of India?
The learning system is broken down into components. Each component is properly defined and fits in perfectly with the other components. There are very clear and simple instructions for handling each component. There are briefing and debriefing sessions to train the teachers and principals how to use them. There are also video tutorials so that the teachers can refresh their memory in case they forget.
The Wise Buddha project's mission is to bring in best practices in academics and streamline the teaching and learning process in Marathi medium schools. We have defined the following process flow to achieve what it we have set out to do. Take a look at our process flowchart