Middle school students are catered with educational and developmental needs. An inquiry-based approach for conceptual learning ensures the integration of skills into the teaching-learning processes. The balanced and structured curriculum helps students explore the relevance of their learning in the real world. At VSE, the concepts taught are woven into units, driven by a statement of inquiry, and explored through inquiry questions revolving around a global context.
A digital smart classroom provides enhanced teaching and learning experience. At Vasishta, we try to make lessons come alive through smart classes, providing audio-visual exposure to the students. The smart board in each classroom enhances a student's learning experience by allowing them to see diagrams, charts, videos, and maps on a large screen in front of them in real-time. This makes learning more exciting and easier to understand. Learning through visuals helps the students to learn and memorize the topic for a prolonged period of time. It boosts the confidence of the students and encourages them to think beyond their imagination.
Assessments are designed to ensure continuous engagement of the students with the concepts and content in a real-world context. The feedback from teachers and student reflections pave a path for improvement in not only performance but also the teaching learning practices.
The fear of speaking wrong English and causing embarrassment inhibits students from speaking at all. Vasishta inculcates English lab providing the solution to this problem and teaches students in a sequential manner so that it improves their skills faster and accurately. With English Language labs, all students in the class can speak and practice simultaneously without distracting each other regardless of the class size. Language lab gives an opportunity to work on individual needs, which is difficult to be achieved in a classroom setting. The school’s computer lab is integrated as a language laboratory. Inclusion of LSRW will make learning English more interactive and fun for the students. Content will be available as pictures, sound, texts and video where the teachers adjust materials to fit the necessity of the students. The teachers will have the authority to track the performance of each student time-to-time.
Vasishta School of Excellence (VSE) has a unique education model that revolves around inquiry-based learning through ‘4i’ approach. 4i stands for inquiry, ignite, inspire and innovate which access four pillars on the foundation for holistic development of a child through ‘4i’ curriculum provides unique learning opportunities focused on cultivating various aspects of character development; including communication and social skills, confidence and teamwork. The focus is on trying to create learning experiences that prepare students to be happy, balanced, productive, and innovative students of tomorrow.