Curriculum: Help your students build the skills that matter

We now know through years of research that focusing only on reading, writing, and arithmetic is not enough to help our students reach their full potential. For students to experience the most success, we must not only develop their cognitive skills, but it is paramount that we also develop their non-cognitive skills.

The Intrinsic Institute has a complete curriculum package schools can utilize to build non-cognitive skills in middle and high school students. The curriculum package includes complete lesson plans, activities, and additional resources to promote student success.

Students learn about and complete various activities designed to explicitly build various key non-cognitive skills such as self-efficacy, intrinsic motivation, growth mindsets, self-awareness, grit, conscientiousness, self-control, delay of gratification, internal locus of control, hope, optimism, and numerous other non-cognitive skills associated with successful life outcomes.

The curriculum is designed to foster non-cognitive skills in order to help students:

– Achieve higher grades

– Enhance self-motivation

– Develop resiliency to counteract the effects of bullying

– Positively handle stress

– Decrease risk for drug and alcohol abuse

– Obtain athletic and fine arts peak performance

– Develop leadership skills

– Improve self-confidence

– Develop self-discipline

– Enhance well-being and happiness

To implement the Intrinsic Leadership Development curriculum, educators must complete the required training and certification process offered by the Intrinsic Institute. To begin equipping your students with the crucial non-cognitive skills necessary for a successful future, contact the Intrinsic Institute today!

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“Since non-cognitive skills matter greatly and can be nurtured in schools, developing them should be an explicit goal of public education.”

– Economic Policy Institute


“Intrinsic Leadership Development has helped me to focus more on long term goals, that more heavily impact my future, as well as to build relationships with those who may be beneficial in my future.”