You Can Do It! Education’s core purpose is the development of young people’s social and emotional capabilities, including the five foundations: confidence (academic, social), persistence, organisation, getting along, and emotional resilience. 

Central to the development of these five foundations is to instil, support and nourish in young people the 12 ‘Habits of the Mind’ 

For more than 20 years, ​in excess of 1,000,000 early childhood, primary and secondary students have participated in You Can Do It! Education programs in more than 5000 schools. 

You Can Do It! Education ... every second, of every minute, of every day, for every child​

Vision and mission

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YCDI! and the Australian National Curriculum

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New research-based training

You Can Do It! Education workshops, presentations and programs for educators, parents and students have been developed by Professor Michael Bernard, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, in collaboration with experienced educators and mental health practitioners.


Is stress an issue at your school?

You Can Do It! Education is proud to present a comprehensive new program of resources for teachers and principals.

The techniques and skills you learn will equip you to manage the stressors of daily work– help making your work life more enjoyable.


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Discover “The Art of Resilience” at the Positive School’s conference

Professor Michael E Bernard, will be presenting at the Positive School’s Conferences held in various states over May and June 2017.

Speaking on developing a resilient mindset for managing stress , Michael’s session will equip you with the tools to minimise the impact of workplace stress.

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Best selling resources

Curriculum and instructional resource guides for educators, mental health practitioners as well as parent education programs are research-based, and have been developed by Professor Michael E Bernard, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne.