STiR seeks to identify, test, and scale promising school and teacher ‘micro-innovations’ to improve educational outcomes for the poorest children. It also aims to build the largest network of innovative teachers across the developing world. STiR has brokered an extensive network of partnerships including governments, private sector entities, and non-profits who support a range of activities including evaluation, scaling, creating diverse revenue streams, and operating new innovation networks.
STiR believes that the most effective method of change is to build on what the best teachers and schools are already doing. STiR has created a new mechanism for collating the best ‘micro-innovations’ taking place in classrooms and staff rooms by rigorously assessing impact on learning and attainment. The approach, while maintaining rigor, is focused on the human rather than mechanistic adoption of innovation. Their work operates at the teacher level where STiR seeks to inspire consciousness and a culture of improvement in the classroom. The innovations are usually low cost and many aim to save the schools money.
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