Sage to guide

Shift from ‘sage on the stage’ to ‘guide on the side’. Earlier content was delivered through lecture only. This one-way transmission of content from those who know to those who don’t know. This may not be needed as it available more easily and abundantly virtually through technology. Sage is now free to stand aside, and adopt more of a ‘guiding’ or ‘facilitating’ function

The shift has not minimized the role of the teacher-as-guide. It requires and facilitates numerous new and creative activities on the part of the teacher. In light of the shift, it behooves teachers to facilitate the various information-to-knowledge transformational process for student, to make space for the transformations to happen and to guide students in those pursuits.


Based on lean data evaluation study conducted by Acumen

Evaluation Agency

Lean data study by Acumen

Size of evaluation

Teachers of 27 partner schools


Telephonic interview of teachers

Key findings

62% of teachers reported improved grades of their students

43% of teachers indicated their interest in teaching has improved

Net Promoter Score (NPS) is 62%. (More than 60% of teachers are promoters)


Source: lean data study conducted by Acumen.org


Source: lean data study conducted by Acumen.org

Acumen Lean Data Study