FutureAchievers

The world’s 1st program to develop FutureAchievers by building children’s curiosity and effort levels.

Curiosity + Effort rival IQ in driving academic success.

All the science shows that curiosity + effort are key to achieving academic success. Neuroscience also shows that putting in greater effort in challenging tasks grows children’s intelligence. That’s why we use evidence-based, proven techniques to drive children’s curiosity and effort levels. Using and refining these techniques in coaching 10,000+ students to become high achievers, we built our FutureAchievers program.

FutureAchievers for Grade 3-9 students is designed to spark children’s curiosity, identify their interests, direct their curiosity effectively, teach them to value effort and enable parents to build these traits in their children.

Our program Develops Curiosity by

Sparking Children’s Curiosity

Using 4 proven techniques, we spark children’s interest in the world around them. With fun, interesting case studies of other students we inspire children to become curious.

Identify Children’s Interests

Through open-ended and directed questions, we analyze children’s responses to identify their interests. We show children how their diverse interests can often be weaved together in exciting ways.

Develop Tinkering Projects

We design different tinkering projects, based on students interests to help them explore their curiosity and learn what it means to set goals, create a plan, seek feedback and overcome roadblocks.

Teach Self-Reflection

We teach children to self-reflect on what they liked and disliked and identify successful strategies and where they need help. This empowers children to make choices, build confidence and see problems and failures as surmountable.

Our program Builds Children’s Effort Levels

Identify & reframe children’s misbeliefs about intelligence and learning

Misbeliefs like ‘talent is innate’ and ‘success should come to us easily if we are talented’, are both disempowering and wrong. Neuroscience shows us that the more effort you make, the more your intelligence grows. We identify these misbeliefs, show children why they aren’t true and help to the frame beliefs that will drive effort and perseverance.

Identify & reframe children’s explanatory style

We all sometimes explain good and bad events in ways that limits us. ‘Nobody likes me’. ‘I never win’. ‘It was sheer luck that I did well’. We work with children to identify limiting explanations and reframe them so they can achieve limitless growth. We also teach children to identify and manage their emotions. Anxiety goes hand-in-hand with taking on new challenges, and we teach children how to manage that.

Enable parents by helping them to

a. Understand what curiosity entails, how to discover what their children are curious about and how to create sustained curiosity.
b. Build their children’s mindsets to face and seek out challenging work, and sustain effort when they fail.
c. Direct their curiosity in meaningful ways, so it can eventually turn into a passion or purpose or career – or all three.
d. Identify and avoid unhealthy feedback loops
e. Design rewards and feedback to encourage effort and intrinsic motivation

With FutureAchievers children learn to

See the world as a curious place and embrace curiosity

Drill into questions to gain deeper insights and take action to deepen their curiosity

Direct their curiosity into actionable projects

Set goals and create a project plan

Self-reflect and set learning goals

Articulate questions that solicit answers

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Convert helpless responses to hopeful ones

Identify strategies that bring them success

Love challenges and be intrigued by mistakes

Identify and reframe misbeliefs about intelligence and learning

Enjoy effort and believe that it pays off

Appreciate and seek out feedback

Be persistent in the face of adversity