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By: Annaliese Collison, Bonnie Lilford, Caroline Farag and Tanya Nguyen.

PROFESSOR MICHAEL BERNARD

Founder of the You Can Do It Program

FOUNDATIONS

BLOCKERS

HABITS OF MIND

Accepting myself
Taking risks
Being Independent
I Can Do It
Giving Effort
Working Tough

Setting Goals
Planning My Time
Being Tolerant of
Others
Thinking First
Playing By The Rules
Social Responsibility

BARRIER MODEL

FOUNDATION CHARACTERS
CHARLIE CONFIDENCE
PENNY PERSISTENCE
OLIVIA
ORGANISATION
GARY GET-ALONG
ROSIE RESILIENCE

BLOCKER CHARACTERS

SAD SALLY
WORRIED WILLIAM
LAZY LARRY
NATHAN NUISANCE
ANGRY ANNIE

ROSEWORTH PRIMARY VALUES DAY

CHELTENHAM PRIMARY EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION

PARENT PACK

CONSIDERATIONS/
RECOMMENDATIONS
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The program is more beneficial when teachers receive professional


development on a constant basis to reflect and learn new approaches..

Children with learning disabilities, such as reading difficulties and students who
struggle academically, receive plenty of time to learn and understand the
habits of mind, such as working tough, setting goals and thinking first.

Teaching the social and emotional capabilities needs to be taught also out of
the classroom, this includes in the playground and throughout the school day.

Teachers should use the explicit teaching guidance contained within the You
Can Do It program. This is because it outlines how the content of the lesson
should be delivered.

HEALTH
The World Health Organisation (1948) defines health
as: A state of complete physical, social and mental
well being and not merely the absence of disease or
infirmity.
Donatelle (2004) states that there are six dimensions of
health:
PHYSICAL HEALTH
SOCIAL HEALTH
SPIRITUAL HEALTH
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
INTELLECTUAL HEALTH
EMOTIONAL HEALTH

LAURIMAR PRIMARY SCHOOL VISUALS

ISSUES
cost
dependence on families to implement
techniques

AUSVELS
You Can Do It program also correlates with the four main areas of personal
development, this being;
*Learning to understand and manage their own emotions (Ausvels, 2015)
*Developing resilience, confidence and dispositions which support learning (these are
taught through the 5 keys and habits of the mind) (AusVels, 2015)
*preparing for lifelong learning, and
*recognising and enact learning principles within and beyond the school (These
principles allow children to learn and grow through difficulties in their life) (AusVels,
2015)

CONCLUSION
Overall this program is highly
beneficial to improving students social
and emotional wellbeing when
implemented within schools in the
appropriate manner. Therefore, though
there are perspectives that may
challenge this view, this is evident in
such schools including Cheltenham
and Roseworth Primary have seen
fantastic results from this program.

CELEBRITY HEADS
5 Foundation Characters: Charlie Confidence,
Penny Persistence, Olivia Organisation, Gary GetAlong, Rosie Resilience
5 Blocker Characters: Nathan Nuisance, Angry
Annie, Worried William, Sad Sally and Lazy
Larry

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