YCDI! EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS

Resilience | Confidence | Persistence | Organisation | Getting Along

The Power of You Can Do It – Professional Development Webinar and Elearning Course

This professional development program consists of:

  1. 1-hour webinar presented by Professor Michael Bernard held on Wed., 9 September, 2020, at 4pm (EST)
  2. 9 module, follow-on, elearning course, Social-Emotional Learning for All. Best Practice of You Can Do It! Education, presented by Michael Bernard that can be completed at your own time and place

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.

FREE ‘EXPLAINER VIDEO’ RESILIENCE FOR STUDENTS, PARENTS & TEACHERS

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. View YCDI! Research.

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING 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 Successful Mind in Study, Work and Life is a 10-session program designed for tertiary-level students to prepare them for university life, to cope with stress, engage successfully with their chosen course of study and to be prepared for the world of work.

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SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING 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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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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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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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.

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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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