THE MISSION OF PIE
PIE provides an exciting process enabling students:
- to be motivated learners.
- to explore as much of the world as possible, working in groups of mutuality, to discover their potential interests.
- to learn how to arrange explorations of their choice for field-trips, in-trips (bringing the community to their school) instead of adults doing it for them.
- to choose their favorite interests to arrange suitable apprenticeship projects to develop their potential talents and skills.
- to learn the basics.with greater incentive by presenting the required subjects in relation to their interests and expanded creativity
- to improve academically as the curricula become more applicable to their real-life experiences
- to qualify for higher education or to become competent in whatever they choose based on hands-on experience
- to form a support system of partnerships with peers and adults.
- to choose their life’s work based on experience rather than on chance, fantasy or the expectations of others.
- to be occupationally more flexible, changing occupations or taking on multiple ones as they choose
- to feel less academic frustration through greater support, achievement and higher self-esteem
- to acquire a high sense of human values and to be therefore less inclined to harm themselves (and others) with drugs and crime
- to resolve conflicts without abuse or acts of violence through student court systems, debates and forums.
- to take charge of their schools for 2 hours each month (through democratically elected student councils) in order to sponsor special-interest presentations by adults or talented students
Community Opportunity Boards, listing what students would like to explore and what the community would be willing to share, would assist and motivate students to participate in the entire process.
At special ceremonies Certificates of Accomplishments would be awarded to students for having expanded their interests and completing apprenticeship projects.
Now: “Who wants (more) PIE?”