Open Door was initiated by two alumni of IIT Madras who wanted to improve the learning habits of children. They decided the name ‘Open Door’ because it metaphorically means to allow children to freely think and question. Open Door started off by teaching children at their learning centres in Bangalore and Pune with the method of questioning in 2013. This method became extremely popular among a set of forward-looking parents. Soon, they started their first program for schools which was on the idea that most children can master difficult concepts with help of repeated assessments and remediation. Open Door would design thought-provoking questions and allow students multiple opportunities to master a concept.
Open Door tied up some loose ends, worked on integrating the system better with classroom teaching and this program has now evolved into a very popular program called ‘Mastery Assessments’, which is currently running in over 100 schools where over 60000 students are finding more depths to learning Science and Math. Mastery Assessments is loved by school heads, parents, teachers and most importantly, by the students.
Open Door has also introduced a new program called ‘Thinking Classrooms’ which attempts to add more engagement and thinking in classrooms with the help of rich content, discussions and deliberations.