To create a monograph series on best practices among students, the Central Board of Secondary Education has decided to identify “best practices in education” in schools. The board is taking this initiative with the aim of building a culture of learning through collaboration and sharing. The schools have been directed to identify any one of the listed areas in which it has excelled.
These include promoting a holistic curriculum, instructional leadership, quality teachers, continuous professional development, innovative pedagogy, innovative assessment, differential instruction, health promoting school, eco school, nurturing sports, integrating ICT in all areas of the curriculum, promoting inclusive education, taking care of students’ counseling needs/mental health, promoting reading, focus on language skills, promoting creativity, acknowledging our heritage, community outreach, linkages with institutes of higher education, student autonomy and partnering with parents.
The CBSE has asked schools to provide essential details on these parameters on the basis of which it will identify laudable practices. The board will also collaborate with schools to gather evidence and document the chosen ‘best practice’.
Mona Singh, principal of Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, said, “This initiative will help schools to share their practices with other institutes. It will also help in motivating students. The board will also be aware of each school’s performance.”
Meanwhile, Pradeep Singh, principal of Shamrock Christian Senior Secondary School, said, “Through this practice, teachers and students will be motivated. To do better as they will be competing with other students and hence become aware of the kind of work being done by students and faculty members in other CBSE affiliated schools.