No, this is not a traditional classroom concept of having benches and desks and having a teacher teaching with a blackboard. The methodology is to have a classroom where the materials are arranged in such a way such that children will work with the materials and while doing so learn and develop various skills at their own pace. Teachers play the role of observers and directors where they present the materials to the child and then allow the child to play, learn and discover. A majority of the work and presentations are done on the ground where children sit on mats and work with low level tables called Chowkis. The table and chairs (which are limited in number) provided as part of the environment are used only for specific activities which are defined as part of the curriculum.