YCDI! EDUCATION IN SCHOOL

Resilience | Confidence | Persistence | Organisation | Getting Along

You Can Do It! Schools provides research based best practices in promoting positive outcomes for students, parents and teachers. Research studies show that YCDI! Education leads to improvements in wellbeing, achievement and behaviour.

The Founder of You Can Do It! Education is Professor Michael Bernard, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, an international leader in the field of social-emotional learning (SEL).

YCDI! Education is the only SEL program that teaches confidence, persistence, organisation, getting along and resilience.

SCHOOL RESOURCES

SEL FOR STUDENTS

The new third edition of this extremely popular online digital program now includes specific suggestions for teaching young children 3-4 years of age. These suggestions appear within the 32 lesson plans.

The program teaches the positive attitudes and social-emotional skills that develop young children’s resilience, confidence, persistence, organisation and getting along. A team of teachers experienced in social-emotional learning along with Professor Michael Bernard have contributed many new lessons.

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Set of five hand puppets featured in the YCDI! Early Childhood Program Achieve (2nd Edition): Connie Confidence, Pete Persistence, Oscar Organisation, Gabby Get Along, Ricky Resilience.

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The NEW Program Achieve curricula (Primary) contains lessons that teach attitudes, values/character strengths and social-emotional skills for success, relationships and wellbeing as well as for overcoming social-emotional blockers.

A scope and sequence have been developed based on this framework covering eight lessons for each of four terms across years 1 to 6 (192 lessons).

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The NEW Program Achieve – Secondary is now available online providing teachers access to digital activity plans and downloadable Teacher Guides and Student Worksheets. This curriculum is deliberately designed to contain short, targeted activities delivered in 15 – 20 minute periods during the busy timetabled secondary school day.

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The Successful Mind for School, Work and Life is a 10-session course designed for upper secondary students to prepare them for their final years in school, pre-employment and part-time work experiences and for life beyond school.

The digital Leader’s Guide contains background information and a session plan needed to conduct each of the 10 sessions.

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This Student Handbook is required for students participating in The Successful Mind for School, Work and Life course. It contains a variety of content, activity worksheet students complete during each session, a variety of tips and individual action plans completed after a session.

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This prevention mental health cognitive-behavioural program provides students with strategies they can use when faced with bullying behaviour and other types of anti-social behaviour.

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The Attitudes and Behaviours for Learning Program (AB4L) is a staff development program for conducting in-house by a member of staff to relevant teachers. The program includes an online guide providing information and handouts for holding staff development sessions at school and a PowerPoint presentation demonstrating background and content of the program including the different AB4L teaching practices.

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SEL FOR TEACHERS & PARENTS

This is a professional development resource for individual study (stress management booklets, audio programs and cards). Additionally, it is designed to be part of a staff wellbeing program with content shared regularly at meetings and coaching sessions by professional development and school leaders who have responsibility for principal, teacher and staff wellbeing.

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This step-by-step program provides a complete set of tools (steps, surveys, coaching advice) which can be used with teachers and parents when a student has been identified by school staff as being ‘at risk’ experiencing a significant social-emotional blocker (anger-misbehaviour, anxiety, feeling down, not paying attention, procrastination).

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The You Can Do It! Education Resource Book is an ideal resource for school leaders and YCDI! Education coordinators who have the responsibility for providing ongoing professional development in You Can Do It! Education.

The YCDI! Education Resource Book contains a set of classroom resources including handouts and surveys that teachers can employ with students whether or not they are implementing the YCDI! Education curricula, Program Achieve.

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Schools sign up all families for the annual membership. The annual school membership provides each staff member and families with access to a wide variety of parent elearning programs, insight articles and audio & video programs for children and adolescents.

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This program contains a collection of parent education skill-building sessions designed to:

  • Reduce parent stress and increase parent wellbeing
  • Strengthen essential parenting skills related to relationship building, discipline, motivation and social-emotional learning
  • Develop socially and emotionally highly competent children and adolescents

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NON-DIGITAL CLASSROOM RESOURCES

This poster illustrates a key idea that underpins student positive mental health and wellbeing; namely, Things are neither good nor bad but thinking makes it so. Once this principle is taught, students become aware of the power they have over the way they think leading to appropriate feelings and goal-directed behaviours. They feel less helpless and victimised and experience greater self-efficacy and confidence.

Each poster measures 59cm long and 84cm wide.
The posters are folded and mailed in an A4 post bag. Posters can be laminated for display.

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A colourful classroom poster of an Emotional Thermometer that teaches students to reflect on their level of emotional upset and asks them the question “Are you keeping calm?” Each poster measures 119cm long and 41cm wide. The posters are folded and mailed in an A4 post bag. Posters can be laminated for display.

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A colourfully illustrated poster that can be displayed in the classroom to provide a visual representation of a Catastrophe Scale that helps children and young people keep things in perspective.

Each poster measures 119cm long and 41cm wide.
The posters are folded and mailed in an A4 post bag. Posters can be laminated for display.

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This poster depicts 8 common stressful situations encountered by students of all ages that can create stress including feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem. Students are encouraged to internalise the attitude of Self-Acceptance (“I am me and that’s OK”) an important element of the psychological armour needed for strong resilience. Self-acceptance inoculates students leading to protection from adversity and is the cornerstone attitude for preventing and reducing mental health problems and enhancing wellbeing and flourishing.

Each poster measures 59cm long and 84cm wide.
The posters are folded and mailed in an A4 post bag. Posters can be laminated for display.

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This Student Handbook is required for students participating in The Successful Mind for School, Work and Life course. It contains a variety of content, activity worksheet students complete during each session, a variety of tips and individual action plans completed after a session.

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Set of five hand puppets featured in the YCDI! Early Childhood Program Achieve (2nd Edition): Connie Confidence, Pete Persistence, Oscar Organisation, Gabby Get Along, Ricky Resilience

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SCHOOL TRAINING

ELEARNING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (INDIVIDUALS, WHOLE SCHOOL)

Programs you can complete in your own time and place.

This online course is Ideal for teachers new to You Can Do It! Education as well as those familiar with YCDI! Education seeking an up-date of theory and practice. Presented by Professor Michael Bernard, the course consists of 9 interactive modules covering the following topics:

  • Social-emotional learning
  • You Can Do It! Education
  • Social-emotional learning curricula
  • Teaching social-emotional learning skills
  • School-wide practices to build critical mass
  • Teaching students how to change the way they think
  • Overcoming student social-emotional difficulties
  • The strength of self-acceptance
  • Parent education

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This online course presented by Professor Michael Bernard is ideal for new and experienced educators and school leaders seeking tools for strengthening resilience needed to cope with the demands and challenges of working in schools. The learning objectives of the course are:

  • Define resilience in terms of five distinctive attributes
  • Discuss the role of stress-producing thinking and stress-managing thinking in resilience
  • Discuss the importance of self-acceptance on resilience
  • Apply a three-step action plan for building resilience: Take Stock, Take Control, Take Action

Participants receive a digital guide by Michael Bernard, The Resilient Educator Workbook (55 pages) that summarises key content. Participants work through the course in their own time and place. The course takes approximately 2 – 3 hours to complete.

Available 15 January 2020

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In-School Training

Our credentialed trainers, are available to conduct at your school full-day half-day or twilight sessions.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA ONLY

This workshop presents the basic theory and practice of YCDI! Education as it relates to increasing student achievement, positive behaviour and wellbeing. Teachers will learn how to help develop student confidence, persistence, organisation, getting along and resilience as well as positive Attitudes (e.g. optimism, high frustration tolerance and self-acceptance). YCDI! Education training includes classroom and school-wide practices and the use of YCDI! student development curricula (YCDI! Early Childhood Program Achieve, 2nd Ed., NEW Program Achieve). Ideal for a school new to YCDI! Education or with new staff or staff needing a refresher in YCDI!

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This highly acclaimed half-day workshop presented at hundreds of primary and secondary schools and enjoyed by over 10,000 teachers is designed to promote self-awareness and self-management in the face of tough work situations and people. The Resilient Educator helps teachers and administrators develop the positive attitudes and social and emotional skills to perform at their best.

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This workshop designed for primary and lower secondary-level classroom teachers focuses on the integration of personal, social and learning attitudes and skills during the teaching of literacy and numeracy.

Workshop content:

  • social and emotional learning skills that contribute to student engagement and achievement,
  • how to integrate five SEL teaching practices for strengthening the positive attitudes and behaviours of students across a literacy lesson.

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STUDENT WORKSHOPS

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This program is presented by a YCDI! Education trainer to students to strengthen their social and emotional skills including positive attitudes. A school may select from the following list of attitudes and social-emotional skills taught to students:

  • Work confidence
  • Persistence
  • Goal Setting
  • Time Management
  • Teamwork
  • Exam anxiety
  • Self-acceptance
  • Resilience

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Presented by a YCDI! Education trainer, this program combines animated video, discussion topics and group activities, students learn rational self-talk and coping skills to deal with teasing, bullying and other forms of anti-social behaviour. They learn to use the following four-step strategy when faced with bullying:

Step 1. Use positive self-talk
Step 2. Communicate to bully that you are not being hurt
Step 3. Find friends
Step 4. Seek professional help

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This program is presented by a YCDI! Education trainer to students to strengthen their social and emotional skills including positive attitudes that will help them to:

  • be independent learners,
  • develop their leadership capacity,
  • be self-managing and resilient in dealing with tough, challenging situations.

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PARENT TALKS

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At your school, a YCDI! Education Trainer can present a parent education session to groups of parents/caregivers of children of all ages. These engaging and informative presentations include handouts, discussion and interactive activities.

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At your school, a YCDI! Education Trainer can present a parent education session to groups of parents/caregivers of children of all ages. These engaging and informative presentations include handouts, discussion and interactive activities.

In this talk, parents will learn the importance of:

  • Being authoritative in their approach with their children rather than aggressive or passive.
  • Firmly communicating realistic, high, and clear expectations to their children concerning achievement and behaviour.
  • Setting home rules and consequences can help them help their children achieve high standards and make good behavioural choices.
  • Being consistent and persistent in enforcing rules.
  • Accepting their children when their children do not live up to ’parents’ expectations concerning achievement and behaviour.
  • Teaching children to not put themselves down when they have not achieved in their schoolwork or have behaved poorly.
  • Teaching their children to accept themselves, while working to improve their achievement and behaviour.

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At your school, a YCDI! Education Trainer can present a parent education session to groups of parents/caregivers of children of all ages. These engaging and informative presentations include handouts, discussion and interactive activities.

In this talk, parents will learn:

  1. About four social and emotional learning skills children need to have developed to achieve to the best of their ability in their schoolwork and in other areas of their lives and experience social and emotional wellbeing.
  2. To identify their children’s strengths and weaknesses in the development of these social and emotional learning skills.
  3. Four basic ways to help their children’s strengthen their social-emotional skills: a. Define and have conversations with your child about each of the five social-emotional skill b. Describe behaviours to practice you would like your child to practice c. Discuss the different ways to think that strengthen each social-emotional skill d. Provide behaviour-specific feedback when your child demonstrates one of the social-emotional skills.
  4. About a variety of practical things they can do at home to support their children’s social-emotional skills.

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Report on 15 years of research with 137,408 Australian students sheds new light on the social and emotional wellbeing of young people!

Research by Professor Michael E. Bernard and the Australian Council for Educational Research
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