The Methodology
The Methodology

The classroom as you’ve always imagined it.

Lively, energetic, engaged, and relevant to the real world, Empowered classrooms are truly unique.

Old Way vs Our Way

Experiential Self-Discovery™ is a hands-on, student-centered method that transforms any classroom, in any subject or grade-level, into a real-world experience.

Old Way
Sit-and-Get learning focuses on rote memorization
Sit-and-Get learning focuses on rote memorization
Students are disengaged, forced to imagine applicability
Students are disengaged, forced to imagine applicability
Teacher is a sage-on-the-stage, lecturing passive students
Teacher is a sage-on-the-stage, lecturing passive students
Top-down rules and grades compel behavior, rather than incenting it
Top-down rules and grades compel behavior, rather than incenting it
Our Way
Students are incentivized to participate and bring their value
Students are incentivized to participate and bring their value
Teacher becomes a guide and active participant alongside students
Teacher becomes a guide and active participant alongside students
Group work and experiential learning teach soft skills and SEL
Group work and experiential learning teach soft skills and SEL
Projects and activities give real world context to any subjects
Projects and activities give real world context to any subjects
Focus is on student-value and growth mindset
Focus is on student-value and growth mindset
Virtual

Yeah, but does it work for virtual learning? You betcha.

Experiential Self-Discovery (ESD) isn’t confined to the classroom. With an educational theory built on decades of research, ESD can be applied just as easily in the virtual classroom with the right tools and our already-adapted activities.

Deeply Engaging

Our methodology engages students by asking them to bring their unique value and talent to the table.

Technology-Driven

Leveraging technology, our methodology is adaptable to any classroom or setting of your choosing.

Keep them Active

ESD reimagines distance learning into something truly active, engaging, and fun for even the teacher.

Overview

Top 5 Ingredients of Our Successful Methodology

Agency

Start by simply giving yourself — and your students — the freedom to make your own decisions.

Principles

Use timeless principles as a consistent lens through which you all can experience the class.

Incentives

Create and employ an incentive structure to reward students for bringing value to the classroom community.

Action

Illustrate the power of action by creating safe opportunities for students to act, innovate, and make change.

Purpose

Ensure that everything in your classroom is built around a single purpose: growing student value, not grades and tests.