Several moons ago, a creative and a committed teacher was trying to get all her students to understand the equivalence of fractions. After hours of dedicated effort, not more than 8 of her 50 students understood this. She began to probe deeper, and discussed fractions with each child separately. She figured that the gap in understanding in each child was so different, that spending more time on the topic was not going to help at all.
That is when this teacher, who founded WeThink (Sangeetha Saranathan), began to build personalised assessment solutions to first identify each child’s gaps, and then begin to teach separately what each of them needed to learn. She hopes that it will not be long before a generation of children scoff at us at the mere thought of 30 students sitting together for 12 years, listening to the same lecture, all in the pursuit of one exam that determined their destiny.