Secondary School Wellbeing and Achievement Programs
Program Achieve Secondary. A Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum (years 7 – 10)
Schools asked Michael Bernard to develop a curriculum that secondary teachers could present across a full school year to develop the personal and social capabilities now spelt out in the Australian national curriculum.
A team of teachers wrote Program Achieve Secondary, recently recognised as best practice by Beyond Blue – Be You and re-designed as an on-line program.
The Successful Mind for School, Work and Life: Leader’s Guide – Secondary years 9 – 12
Recently, Michael Bernard reviewed what the research has revealed as the elements or capabilities of the mental make-up of upper-level, high performing, emotionally healthy students with positive relationships.
He designed a 10-session program that fits comfortably in the packed upper-secondary, school timetable.
The digital Leader’s Guide contains background information and a session plan needed to conduct each of the 10 sessions.
The Successful Mind for School, Work and Life: Student Handbook – Secondary years 9 – 12
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.
Bullying – The Power to Cope (years 4 – 9)
Based on the latest research in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), Bullying: The Power to Cope, recognised by Beyond Blue – Be You as best practice, was developed to meet a need.
This program helps students re-structure, their stress-creating, extremely negative ways of thinking (self-talk) to more moderate and distressful ways of thinking about the act of being teased or bullied. Students learn the importance of not taking anti-social behaviour personally and that they can tolerate different forms of bullying including cyber-bullying. Published research conducted at the University of Melbourne shows a very powerful impact of the program.