Through our innovative, research-based Dolphin POD™ curriculum, children cultivate these top 6 critical achievement centric skills that ensure future success:
Coping with negative emotions such as anxiety, sadness, and stress with positivity.
Learning to quickly navigate, problem-solve, and adjust their skills when unexpected situations arise.
Mastering diverse modes of communication, teamwork, and collaboration; sharpening their public speaking skills.
Applying curiosity, creativity and critical thinking to develop fresh and original ideas.
Building a strong sense of character, identity, empathy, integrity, grit, work ethic, responsibility, and contribution in the world.
Overcoming obstacles, learning from mistakes, and bouncing back with renewed strength.
Our Curriculum is Based on:
Move over, EQ and IQ!
Intelligence Quotient (IQ) typically represents the ‘cortical brain’, or higher mental capabilities, whereas Emotional Quotient (EQ) typically represents the ‘limbic brain’, or emotional instincts.
In order for kids, youth and adults to succeed in the 21st century, one requires the whole brain skills of Consciousness Quotient (CQ). We now know* that every type of function, including logic, reason, emotion, language, imagery and intuition is served by whole-brain integration, where both hemispheric sides of the brain are used.
Creativity is the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, and relationships with innovative and new concepts. Creativity is identified as the most important competency for the future, and requires both the hemispheric functions of the brain (emotional and logical) to work together.
Critical Thinking is disciplined thinking. It isn’t about knowing the ‘right answers’, but rather knowing how to ask the ‘right questions’, and smartly turning obstacles into opportunities! Critical Thinkers make rational, ethical, and responsible decisions by employing effective and adaptable problem-solving strategies.
You can have all the raw intelligence in the world, but if you can’t express your thoughts effectively and in different mediums, it won’t matter. Communication requires logistics and the emotion of language that enables individuals to empathize, as well as create and share collective knowledge with others.
We must teach kids to do more than just consume. Contribution is the intentional and purposeful service to others, or a cause, towards a greater good without the expectation of anything in return. By contributing and connecting socially, we experience positive mental health and wellbeing.
Collaboration is the ability to be flexible and connect with others, while maintaining a healthy sense of individuality and self-identity. Collaboration is about possessing strong social awareness and learning to cultivate healthy relationships. Whether it is at home with the family, workplace, or in the global community, being able to learn from and inspire others while working in a team is key to success in today’s world.
21ST CENTURY ERA REQUIRES
3 SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
The technologically-advanced modern world requires that our kids not only know the right answers, but how to ask the right questions. Future-fit leaders must apply new and old knowledge effectively and broadly, challenge conventional thinking, and learn how to think critically in order to develop fresh and innovative ideas.
Increased globalization and collaborative working environments in the modern-day workplace requires future leaders to have excellent skills in teamwork, cooperation, as well as verbal and non-verbal communication.
Stress, anxiety, mental health and lifestyle-related disorders, such as obesity and autoimmune disease, are on the rise. In order to thrive in our fast-paced world, balance is the key ingredient for future leaders to attain long-term success, health, and happiness.
* The Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills (ATC21S™) is an organization that includes over 250 researchers from sixty notable institutions around the world. Through their research and assessment, the ATC21S™ determined the five essential 21st century skills of CQ, that are now incorporated in education institutions and workplace environments worldwide.