LIFE Smart School Program

This is a comprehensive guide for any school looking to implement LIFE Organization’s Smart School Program for Pre-primary and Primary grades.

Our Purpose

In an evolving nation like India, every school must have the opportunity to reach their full potential

Our Belief

All children are born intelligent and education should enable every child’s learning process

Problem Areas Addressed

Implementation Outcomes

About LIFE Organization

Learning Integration for Education Pvt. Ltd. (LIFE) was founded in the year 2015. LIFE was started with the sole purpose of bringing a positive change in the present learning system for young children especially, but not limited to, the age group of 3-7 years. Our methodology involves introducing Real Life Concepts along with Social and Emotional development of every child in the early years of learning. We are now LIFE Member of Early Childhood Association.

We are India’s first organization to create a program which provides on-job teacher’s training and development process encompassing real time teacher’s classroom, delivery management and effective learning mechanism for students. We use our specially designed strategies and tools in the form of Thematic & Experiential learning process. Our program supports teachers with real time 500 hours of these tools and programs at each level from 3 years to 7 years.

LIFE has evolved in the last couple of years and has steadily grown from 30 kids, one classroom in Mumbai to 1,800 children, 30 classrooms in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Nanded.

This year we are introducing the concept of Augmented Realty (3D) to children, by publishing our first set of books featuring most of the lovable animals. These books have fun stories and poems in which the animals spring to life when used in combination with LIFE’s downloadable application.

Program Philosophy

Our program philosophy revolves around encouraging active learning that deploys both left and right brained faculties.

While designing our entire program, we have kept in mind every aspect of a child’s development, as you can see in the picture here. Apart from the obvious developmental aspects, we have also focused on developing oft neglected Emotional Quotient and Social Quotient in children.

The end result is beautiful! We will explain more on this later in this guide.

LIFE Instructional Matrix® (LIM)

Every lesson plan developed by LIFE is structured based on our proprietary LIFE Instructional Matrix®. Each class will feature at least one component from each of the five instructional pillars of LIFE.

  1. All classes will be conducted in one or more of the 7 expressive mediums. For example, some classes will feature Music and Dance, while others will be focused on Speech and Writing.
  2. All classes will feature instructional content from one of the 7 Learning Content categories. This content will be aligned to seasons, festivals and other occasions as appropriate.
  3. All classes will provide some degree of focus on one or more of the Literacy and Numeracy skills. This will ensure a gradual build-up of these skills while applying them in different contexts.
  4. All classes will provide some degree of focus on one or more of the Physical and Motor Development categories. This will ensure constant physical activity and variation in mediums.
  5. All classes will reiterate certain aspects of the Social and Emotional Development categories to ensure that the students are receiving a well-rounded instructional experience.

Each of the instructional pillars have been detailed below. Please review this information for a thorough understanding of the structure and its logic.

LIM Pillar I - Expressive Medium

This pillar looks at different mediums that children might use to communicate their thoughts and ideas. While the children will be exposed to all these mediums, they are not expected to excel equally in all of them, but to have a balanced average score cumulatively for the Expressive Medium pillar.

The mediums included in this pillar are:

This pillar encompasses all the explicit expression mediums that the student is expected to communicate his or her thoughts, ideas and opinions. The overall developmental outcomes expected from this column are based on the 5 Cs of Expression

For the early education curriculum, the Learning Content pillar has seven key areas. These are:

LIM Pillar II - Learning Content

This pillar provides all the base content that is part of the instructional experience. This pillar is important as it helps the children build informational schema in their minds related to key concepts and structures. The overall development of the child in this pillar is based on the following key concepts:

LIM Pillar III - Literacy & Numeracy

The components included in this pillar are:

This pillar deals with simple cognitive skills that the child is supposed to possess. It is important to separate these skills from the expression of these skills in order to accurately track a child’s learning as they go through these modules. The child’s development in this pillar is measured using the following parameters:

The components included in this pillar are:

LIM Pillar IV - Physical & Motor Development

This pillar deals with the physical skills and capabilities of a child, by integrating it with the rest of the learning experience. It is important to integrate this component with all lessons to ensure that physical activity becomes a part of the learning experience. The child’s development for this component is based on the following parameters:

LIM Pillar V - Social & Emotional Development

The components included in this pillar are:

This pillar deals with the emotional and social development of the child. It is critical to ensure well-rounded emotional development by integrating this aspect into the regular lessons and curriculum. The child’s development for this component is based on the following parameters:

Alignment of our Lesson plans with LIM

Each of our lesson plans mentions the areas of LIFE Instructional Matrix covered within it. All our lesson plans taken in entirety cover all areas of the LIM, thereby ensuring holistic development of children.

Here’s an example of our lesson plans. LIM areas are clearly mentioned in each lesson plan apart from material required, video / audio resources and detailed teacher instructions.

Our Proprietary Rubric Design

Progression Based on Academic Goals

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First parameter of observation and progression is E / D / I (Emerging / Developed / Independent). Used in Art & Craft, Physical Fitness, Dance & Music, Gross Motor Skills, Fine Motor Skills

Second parameter is Y / N / N.I (Yes / No / Needs Improvement). Used in Socio-Emotional Quotient and Personality Attributes

Third parameter is Grading i.e. A*, A, B*, B, C, D. This is for giving an overall assessment of the child. Details of each grade are mentioned in the Rubrics document.

Alignment with Nipun Bharat Guidelines

Our LIM advocates since 2012 what Nipun Bharat advocates now. When Nipun Bharat initiative was launched and its guidelines were released, we carried out a comparative analysis to figure out how we align to the guidelines and if there are any areas in which we lack in terms of program coverage.

What we understand from the exercise is that LIFE Program covers everything that Nipun Bharat guidelines advocate and goes beyond to provide program blocks on Socio-Emotional Skills and EVS / Sciences – Ecosystems, Physics, Chemistry, Biology too.

The analysis is extensive and runs into pages. In the webpage where we have documented this analysis, we also show our sample plans for each and every block from Nipun Bharat.

You can continue reading about how we align with Nipun Bharat guidelines by clicking the button below. There are many of our lesson plans described in detail there.

Platform Walkthroughs

Lifedflix Platform - Teacher Dashboard

Magicwall - How to Use

Blossoms - How to Use

Doodles - Bringing Art to Life

Artificial Intelligence & Coding Walkthru

Big Talk

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LIFE Augmented Reality Books Review by a Young Youtuber

LIFE Programs in Action

Parent Activities & Hopscotch

LIFE Lesson Plans Implementation - Part 1

LIFE Lesson Plans Implementation - Part 2

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