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.