Market Mechanics

Building a market-powered classroom

The same mechanics that propel human progress and innovation come alive in your classroom with Experiential Self-Discovery™.

Market Mechanics
Market vs. Methods

Markets aren’t complicated economic systems, they are a simple way to create win-win relationships.

The Market
Currency allows the easy transfer of value between individuals
Currency allows the easy transfer of value between individuals
People are inspired to act in a way that improves the whole of the group
People are inspired to act in a way that improves the whole of the group
Incentives are used to bring each person's unique value to the group
Incentives are used to bring each person's unique value to the group
Each person learns to value themselves by creating value for their community
Each person learns to value themselves by creating value for their community
Classroom Market
Students are inspired to innovate and act in a way that helps the whole class
Students are inspired to innovate and act in a way that helps the whole class
Each participant finds a unique path that works best for them at the time
Each participant finds a unique path that works best for them at the time
Empowered Bucks incentivize students to act without top-down rules
Empowered Bucks incentivize students to act without top-down rules
Auctions allow students to trade their value for things they cherish most
Auctions allow students to trade their value for things they cherish most
Classroom, Meet Real World

We build the class in the image of the real world.

The Empowered community has created a methodology that uses markets as a metaphor to build a bridge between your classroom and the real world.

Win-Win Focus

We focus on creating healthy, win-win relationships both between students and with you as their teacher.

Incentives and Auctions

Like a real market, you use classroom currency to excite and reward students with real-world products and rewards.

Value Creation First

The market mechanics put the emphasis on individual ability and value above arbitrary grading and high-stakes tests.

Path of Self-Discovery

The whole system puts students on a path to better understand their unique value and improve their mental wellness.