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XSEED is a proven research-based academic program

for schools that builds thinking skills & problem


solving confidence in children.  XSEED children ask
more questions, can write in their own words, like
solving word problems in mathematics, can complete
their homework on their own, are not afraid to speak
STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
XSEED is a proven research-based
academic program for schools that
builds thinking skills & problem
up in English, persist longer in solving problems, and
solving confidence in children. XSEED
score well on tests.
children ask more questions, can
write in their own words, like solving
word problems in mathematics, can
complete their homework on their
A LEARNING CLASSROOM own, are not afraid to speak up in
English, persist longer in solving
THE 5-STEP TEACHING METHOD problems, and score well on tests.

XSEED STORIES
XSEED’s solution is a scalable teaching toolkit for
educating any child based on a scientific 5-Step
Learning Process.
XSEED teachers begin a class by clearly stating the
learning goal, ask children what they know already,
demonstrate an experiment or conduct a group
activity, let children speak before they do, ensure
the “application questions” are done independently,
fiercely believe in practice, assess daily, and support
each child individually.

www.xseededucation.com
Letter from
Ashish Rajpal
I am delighted to share with you XSEED Stories - a selection of 25 letters
written to us by the leaders of XSEED member schools across the country
describing the impact XSEED had on their children.
Through real anecdotes from children, teachers and parents, these letters
paint a picture of what authentic learning actually looks like - children
experimenting with their own hands, solving real world problems, and
building the unafraid character needed to face life. They also prove that
when teachers are equipped with the right tools and support, they can
bring lessons to life in their classrooms.
Set in big cities and small towns, serving both the needy and the affluent
children and located at every nook and cranny of India, these stories
prove that context and resources do not limit progress.
XSEED has crossed an important milestone of reaching one million
children. While these numbers make us very happy, what makes us truly
proud is the visible impact XSEED has had on how children actually learn,
how teachers teach - as a result of which there is a huge improvement
in schools.
I invite you to take time to read these stories and experience the possibility
of unleashing the potential of every child we educate in our schools.
Do write to us (contact@xseededucation.com) with your thoughts and
feedback.
Warmly
Ashish Rajpal
Founder,
XSEED Education

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STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
CONTENTS
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
pg 4 pg 6 pg 8 pg 10 pg 12

Akal Academy Aksharasri High Al Khozama Ankur Primary and Braintree


Kollianwali School International school High School International School

[6] [7] [8] [9] [10]


pg 14 pg 16 pg 18 pg 20 pg 22

Hebron
Guru Kripa Divine Hyderabad
Curious Cubs Matriculation L.P. Savani Academy
Grace Public School International School
School

[11] [12] [13] [14] [15]


pg 24 pg 26 pg 28 pg 30 pg 32

Maharani Gayatri P. Obul Reddy Public


The Maple Tree Millennium School Pace School
Devi Girls’ School School

[16] [17] [18] [19] [20]


pg 34 pg 36 pg 38 pg 40 pg 42

Saifee Senior
Paramlakshya World Pragyan School of Roopnagar Public R.V.G Matriculation
Secondary English
School Learning School School
Medium School

[21] [22] [23] [24] [25]


pg 44 pg 46 pg 48 pg 50 pg 52

Union Christian
Sri Sankara The Packianath
Strawberry Kids Tapovan School Matriculation Hr.
Vidyalayaa Public School
Secondary School
[1]
AKAL ACADEMY KOLLIANWALI
Sitto Road, Shri Muktsar Sahib, Malout - 152 107, Punjab

4 STORIES
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“ We have observed a dramatic
change in student’s academic,
personal and social behavior

“We appreciate the XSEED methodology, as
we have seen a great change in our students,
who now don’t cram, they learn, understand
and also raise questions”

“ Students learn every concept


through hands-on activities

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[2]
AKSHARASRI HIGH SCHOOL
Near Kotla Railway Halt, Krishna Nagar, Kurnool - 518 002, A.P.

6 STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
“The student suggested that they use a wooden stand
instead as plastic takes years to decompose

“A grade 3 student showed
her mother some plants
and explained to her the
different kinds of leaves

“FSE provides our students with


academic activities that help to enhance
their communicative collaborative,
creative and critical thinking skills”7
[3]
AL KHOZAMA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Al-Khobar - 31952, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

8 STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
“The magic circle of Five Step Teaching
method in XSEED pedagogy deserves
commendation as it encompasses the
whole class in the learning process”

“Schools with the XSEED


curriculum have become a
“Classroom activities
favored destination for parents
” can be a great catayst
for building skills

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[4]
ANKUR PRIMARY AND HIGH SCHOOL
15th Cross, S.S. Puram, Tumakuru - 572 102

Ananya  Education  Society  (R).


ANKUR PRIMARY AND HIGH SCHOOL
                                                         15th  Cross,  S.  S.  Puram,  Tumakuru-­‐  572  102  
                                                                             Phone  No.  :  0816-­‐2272171  
 
                                       Date:  21/12/2016  

               XSEED  has  a  unique  way  of  explaining  concepts,  making  it  easier  for  
children  to  understand  them,  be  it  Math  or  English.  Focusing  more  on  creative  
writing  in  English  is  helping  children  develop  good  communication  skills  and  
better  comprehension.  With  prior  knowledge  about  the  strands,  we  can  
standardize  teaching  methodologies  and  teachers  can  give  proper  instructions  
to  the  students.      

         A  fine  example  of  how  activities  are  enabling  learning,  is  when  Grade  6  
students  were  trying  to  measure  the  angles  of  a  given  triangle  with  the  
purpose  of  deducing  that  the  sum  of  the  angles  is  180  degrees.  They  were  
measuring  the  angles  wrongly  and  were  unable  to  draw  the  right  conclusion.  
The  teacher  had  an  idea,  stemming  from  lesson  plans  where  students  had  used  
straws  to  make  angles.  The  teacher  took  a  long  straw  and  asked  the  students  
to  identify  the  angle  and  its  measure.  They  immediately  said  that  it  was  a  
straight  angle  measuring  180  degrees.  Then  she  asked  them  what  would  
happen  if  this  straight  angle  were  bent  make  a  triangle?  The  students  
immediately  answered  that  180  degrees  gets  divided  among  the  three  angles  
of  the  triangle.    

                     Each  lesson  plan  in  XSEED  suits  the  three  types  of  learners  –  visual,  
auditory  and  kinesthetic.  It  makes  the  learner  to  think  and  apply  the  concept  in  
real  life  situations.  It  also  gives  them  an  opportunity  to  take  on  higher  
challenges.  

With  Regards  

10 STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
“Each lesson plan in XSEED suits the three types of
learners – visual, auditory and kinesthetic

“ Activities are enabling
learning

“XSEED has a unique way of explaining


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concepts, making it easier for children to
understand them, be it Math or English”
[5]
BRAINTREE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Bongaigaon, Assam

12 STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
“ Ais child who was always “Approaching” in the BAR assessment,
so confident today, is reading stories flawlessly

“ Education coach is the “Our children are exceeding every day
with XSEED. I wonder how I would have
USP of XSEED
” started a school without XSEED. I cannot
think of a school without the blue scale,
learnometer and XMP”

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[6]
CURIOUS CUBS
Near Balika Vidyalaya, Khetarajpur
Sambalpur - 768 003, Odisha

14 STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
“ Students now learn by
doing things

“We chose XSEED to be the partner
of change! Since then Curious Cubs “Teachers create a
has become an exemplary school in ‘sense of community’
the town; one where teachers are
no longer instructurs but facilitators
and the students are no longer

in the classroom
listeners but explorers”

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[7]
GURU KRIPA DIVINE GRACE PUBLIC SCHOOL
Ranjeetpur, Huzoorpur Road, Bahraich

16 STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
“ Science has come out of
the pages of books

“ They are also becoming
journalists and poets

“XSEED has been phenomenal in transforming education in our school. The students are 17 now
more confident, and see the classroom as an interesting place where they can interact, where
they can learn by doing”
[8]
HEBRON MATRICULATION SCHOOL
Manjampoondi, Thandrampet Road, Tiruvannamalai - 606 707

18 STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
“ Even the children who
were not proficient in
English understood
the subject so well

“ Almost all the children were


writing elaborate answers
in their own words

“XSEED is the best possible solution for school leaders who are looking for improving the
teaching and learning outcomes in their institutions. It has made learning and teaching fun,
practical and insightful for our children and teachers.”
[9]
HYDERABAD INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Charminar, Hyderabad

20 STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
“ Iclass
was astonished to see Nursery
children understanding
“The child friendly curriculum manual
provided by XSEED gave great
clarity to teachers through its nicely
numbers and being able to documented 5 steps; resulting in a
count
” great learning experience”

“ They were able to answer


many questions posed by the
engineers at a water reservoir
” 21
[10]
L.P. SAVANI ACADEMY
Near Someshwara Enclave, U.M. Road, Vesu, Surat - 395 007

22 STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
“ Students collected varied
leaves and dried them at
home to observe venation

“XSEED has served as a skill accentuating
program. The well researched inbuilt
Lesson Plans of XSEED serve as an
“ The pupils exhibit more
interest in learning and
enchiridion for the teachers wherein they
now perform as a facilitator doing value
addition to the content”
enjoy posing queries

[11]
THE MAPLE TREE
Kashiram, Rangapahar Cantonment Road
Dimapur - 797 112, Nagaland

24 STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
“ We did not know that
children could ask so
many questions

“Students
clearly enjoy
the creative
lesson plans

“We look forward to growing with XSEED and
making a difference to the community by continuing 25
to provide high quality education to our children”
[12]
MAHARANI GAYATRI DEVI GIRLS’ SCHOOL
Jaipur, Rajasthan

26 STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
“ Classes are
lively, noisy and
student centred

“ There is discussion and


debate, exploration and
observation, and fun

“They talk of the experiments they have conducted, the group projects they have worked 27
on
and the field trips they have made. The most striking thing about these reports is that they are
conversational in tone, not just a set of memorized sentences”
[13]
MILLENNIUM SCHOOL
N.S.T Road, Dwaraka Nagar, Khammam - 507 002

28 STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
“The best part about XSEED
is that teachers also became
active learners loaded with
enthusiasm making their
classroom livelier. The most
appreciable part of an
XSEED lesson is the analysis
where teachers get a chance

“A Grade 3 student wrote a 3-stanza to go beyond the topic and


help children relate it to
poem using rhyming words
” their real life references.”

“Anew
Grade 4 student explored a
method of multiplication
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not yet introduced in class

[14]
P.OBUL REDDY PUBLIC SCHOOL
Road No. 25, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad - 500 033

30 STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
“ Aherself
student chose to express
through a drawing
depicting her as a princess

“ They gave such


out-of-the-box
answers

“XSEED has opened up an entirely new world for children to use their imaginations and express
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themselves without hesitation. They are more assertive and self assured; can make their own
choices and don’t need to follow the crowd”
[15]
PACE SCHOOL
Rukminipuri, A.S. Rao Nagar, Hyderabad

32 STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
“ Children no longer
wait for their
teachers to give
answers

“XSEED nurtures the curiosity
“They are no longer in children which helps them
to enhance their academic
shy to come up performance. Thus, proving that
with their thoughts
” knowledge is acquired and not
learned."
[16]
PARAMLAKSHYA WORLD SCHOOL
Garhi-Bolni Road, Near Kasola - Khushkhera Mega Highway
Kotkasim, Alwar - 301 702, Rajasthan

34 STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
“ Children are happy
and in love with
school

“XSEED has helped the school to stand tall


among its contemporaries. As students
developed conceptual understanding
with XSEED, they performed stupendously
in Olympiad Examinations without any
exclusive preparation”

“ Teaching has become more


meaningful, productive and
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satisfying

[17]
PRAGYAN SCHOOL OF LEARNING
Adarsha Pally, Line 2, Banarhat Colony, Banarhat

36 STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
“ Students appreciate an
exciting discovery

“ Now he goes home
everyday, takes out his
workbook and tells his
parents what he did at
school

“The best part of XSEED lessons is the


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ability of the student to relate the class
to the external world."
[18]
ROOPNAGAR PUBLIC SCHOOL
Roopnagar, NH-12, Kota Road, Jhalawar, Rajasthan

38 STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
“ My daughter who is in
grade III would not like
to miss school at any
cost

“XSEED language provides
an excellent platform for
developing their imagination,
creativity and self expression.
Students have started writing
small poems and are confident
thinkers"

“ I-VIII grade
students have
slowly started
completing their
work with little
or no help
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[19]
R.V.G MATRICULATION SCHOOL
Kurichikottai, Udumalpet, Tirupur - 642 112

R.V.G. MATRICULATION SCHOOL


KURICHIKOTTAI- 642112, UDUMALPET TK, TIRUPUR DT.

18/12/2016
Dear  XSeed  Team,  
 
It’s   our   fourth   “XSeed   year”   at   RVG   Matric   and   the   amazement   of   the   initial   days’   occasional   sparks,   when   we  
would   be   “surprised”   at   what   an   XSeed   lesson   plan   could   bring   out   in   the   classroom,   has   given   way   to   the  
sense   of   achievement   of   tangible   long   term   results.   Shared   clarity   of   purpose,   deep   understanding   of  
concepts,   focus   on   application,   higher   order   thinking,   confidence   in   expression   and   effective   class  
management  have  become  our  norm.  Our  students  revel  in  a  methodology  that  puts  them  at  the  center,  is  
fun,   though   relevant,   and   introduces   them   to   cooperative   learning   strategies.   Our   teachers   enjoy   the  
scaffolding  of  a  well  structured  curriculum,  the  detailed  support  of  the  lesson  plans  and  an  assessment  system  
well  aligned  with  the  learning  outcomes.  Our  parents  are  ecstatic  at  the  awakening  of  the  inquisitive  spirit  in  
their  children  and  grateful  that  such  methodology  has  been  made  available  to  rural  children  in  a  village  school.  
 
To  share  a  few  of  their  many  stories:  
Mother  of  UKG  child:  “My  daughter  wants  to  do  everything  by  herself  and  won’t  let  me  help!”  
Mother   of   VII   grade:   “The   method   of   colours   they’ve   used   for   algebra   is   very   clear,   so   my   daughter   is  
explaining  it  to  our  neighbor  of  VIII  standard”.  
Father  of  V  grade:  “After  the  lesson  on  earning  and  savings,  my  son  explained  to  me  how  to  divide  my  income  
and  keep  some  aside  for  savings  and  balance  for  spending”.  
Father  of  III  grade:  “Once  I  was  saying  that  the  Sun  moves  from  East  to  West  and  my  daughter  corrected  me  
that  it’s  the  Earth  that  moves  and  not  the  Sun!”  
Parent  of  VII  grade:  “Our  bulbs  at  home  were  getting  fused  very  often  and  my  son  suggested  we  put  a  circuit  
breaker  in  the  line  to  avoid  this  problem”.  
 
From  a  leadership  point  of  view,  XSeed  is  the  best  partner  for  a  learning  organization:  while  being  scientifically  
grounded   in   the   latest   pedagogic   research   and   systematically   designed   to   provide   a   guaranteed   curriculum,  
the   XSeed   non-­‐threatening,   coaching-­‐like   teachers’   monitoring   and   feedback   system   provides   the   faculty   with  
an  ongoing  and  inspiring  growing  opportunity.  Each  teacher  is  equipped  with  very  practical  actions  to  take  to  
class   (instead   of   generic   and   difficult   to   apply   guidelines)   and   set   for   success,   which   is   in   itself   the   most  
powerful  motivating  force  behind  excellent  performance!  
 
Our   successful   partnership   with   XSeed   wouldn’t   have   been   half   as   smooth   without   the   competent   and  
encouraging  mediation  of  our  education  coaches  to  which  we  are  extremely  grateful.  
 
Truly  yours  
 
Mrs.  Giulia  Santossh  
Correspondent  
RVG  Matriculation  School  

Ph. No: 04252- 265798, 7373048912 e-mail: rvgmatricschool@gmail.com


Website:www.rvgmatricschool.com

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STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
“ Each teacher is
equipped with very
practical actions to
take to class

“My daughter
wants to do
everything
herself

“XSEED is the best partner for a learning organization while being scientifically grounded in the
latest pedagogic research and systematically designed to provide a guaranteed curriculum.”
[20]
SAIFEE SENIOR SECONDARY ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOL
Delhi Gate, Udaipur, Rajasthan

42 STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
“XSEED has delivered what
it promised and has stuck
to its core aim

“We were surprised at
the way he related “XSEED to me is not just a course book or
manual. It is the very satisfaction of my
and applied classroom teachers after delivering every lesson, the
learning to a different smile of understanding on every child,


and the pride of every content parent.”
situation 43
[21]
SRI SANKARA VIDYALAYAA
Sri Sankara Garden, Chinnandankovil, Karur - 639 001

44 STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
“ My daughter often re-enacts at home what she was
taught in school on a particular day

“Children love
to come to
school

“XSEED has done a wonderful job by tailoring the
curriculum to suit our needs, training our teachers
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periodically, providing sufficient teaching aids and giving
continuous feedback for betterment"
[22]
STRAWBERRY KIDS
Danavaipeta, Rajahmundry - 533 103

46 STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
“Aditya’s father, an engineer
was surprised that his son
“XSEED is an important tool for teachers to
ensure that their students move away from
rote learning to more practical learning.
could speak about the area This is because XSEED encourages learning
of his house
” with experiments"

“ Chaitra, of UKG, immediately showed her mother the board


that meant that one could not go inside with footwear

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[23]
TAPOVAN SCHOOL
Near Koppagate, Harpanahalli, Bangalore - 560 105

48 STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
“ ‘Astudents
Potter’s Life’ inspired the
to become potters for
one day

“The best part of XSEED is that the team is vibrant
and open to correct, modify and adopt changes
year after year. The whole process is dynamic and
keeps evolving for better growth"

“ ‘Make Believe’ ecstasy


made them ask to
read the same story
again and again

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[24]
THE PACKIANATH PUBLIC SCHOOL
Kattathurai, Kanyakumari - 629 158, Tamil Nadu

50 STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
“ Students bought solar cells, applied what they had
studied, prepared solar lanterns and distributed these to
people who can’t afford them

“XSEED help us to excel and find a perfect solution for our


challenges

“XSEED is not only for marks, it transforms students to change their lives in a highly
positive way, which in turn transforms the society”
[25]
UNION CHRISTIAN MATRICULATION HR. SEC. SCHOOL
Nowroji Road, Chetpet, Chennai - 600 031

52 STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
“ Classrooms became activity hubs where there was
unending curiosity, limitless creativity, and learning
became an enjoyable affair

“The XSEED programme is designed in a very specific
way with learning steps clearly drawn out, so that
the learners will never remain at the surface level,
they will be pushed to dive into deep learning ”

“ The teacher centered classroom


gave way to learner centered
classrooms

XSEED is a proven research-based academic program
for schools that builds thinking skills & problem
solving confidence in children.  XSEED children ask
more questions, can write in their own words, like
solving word problems in mathematics, can complete
their homework on their own, are not afraid to speak
STORIES
25 Stories About a Million Children
up in English, persist longer in solving problems, and
score well on tests.

A LEARNING CLASSROOM
THE 5-STEP TEACHING METHOD

XSEED STORIES
XSEED’s solution is a scalable teaching toolkit for
educating any child based on a scientific 5-Step
Learning Process.
XSEED teachers begin a class by clearly stating the
learning goal, ask children what they know already,
demonstrate an experiment or conduct a group
activity, let children speak before they do, ensure
the “application questions” are done independently,
fiercely believe in practice, assess daily, and support
each child individually.

www.xseededucation.com