You Can Do It! Education in classrooms and schools

ASG You Can Do It! Education’s social-emotional learning program teaches confidence in the early years

In term 4, teachers at Laurimar Primary School, a school that has implemented ASG You Can Do It! Education in the early primary years, have been teaching students about the following behaviours that demonstrate confidence:

  • Raising your hand in class to have a go at a hard question
  • Not worrying too much about what others think about you
  • Volunteering to participate in a new activity or experience
  • Having an optimistic attitude rather than a pessimistic one
  • Sharing your ideas in class or in a group discussion
  • Having the self-confidence not to be led by others.

Through stories, role plays and various media clips, along with completing a variety of learning tasks, students learned about the ‘Habits of the Mind’ (ways of thinking) that build confidence:

  • Accepting myself
  • Taking risks
  • Being independent
  • I Can Do It! attitude

Portfolio task

Grade 1 and 2 students were asked to provide two positive ways of thinking that help them to be more confident. Students were also given the opportunity to express two things that they can now do as a result of a confident and positive mindset.

confidence portfolio task year 1Year 1 portfolio          Year 2 portfolioconfidence portfolio task year 2

 

 

 

Zoe's story

Zoe, a student from Laurimar Primary School in Victoria, battled her way through a chronic skin condition to achieve her karate goal. Zoe and her parents attribute her resilience, persistence and success to the YCDI! program. 

Watch Zoe’s inspirational story

Five steps for getting the most out of Program Achieve

Program Achieve is at the core of the You Can Do It! Education program, so how do you maximise student engagement with the Program Achieve lessons?

Firstly, it is important to carefully plan the lessons and activities in Program Achieve. This means, reviewing the content of each lesson and activity to decide what will suit the interest level and learning styles of your students. You can also supplement the material in Program Achieve with other forms of media and applied activities sourced from the internet including YouTube movie clips, cartoons and songs.

A typical Program Achieve lesson plan may look like this:

Planning a Lesson

  1. Make content relevant (5 mins.)
  2. Discuss with students the goals of the lessons (5 mins.)
  3. Present with interest, high energy, pre-selected activities from Program Achieve (20-30 mins.)
  4. Present supplementary activity (e.g., YouTube clip) that brings to life ideas being taught in Program Achieve
  5. Have students discuss and present evidence as to whether or not they achieved the goals of the lesson (5 mins.)

Engaging students with relevant material that supports their school community will not only assist teachers in consolidating the objectives of the lesson but students are more likely to connect to the key concepts, actively participate and recall their learnings.

Here is a great example of a supplementary resource that could be shared with students when discussing the Persistence unit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUm-vAOmV1o

 

The powerful impact of YCDI!

The staff and students at Laurimar Primary School in Victoria, are experiencing the positive benefits of YCDI! Don't take our word for it - Listen to some of the results they’ve achieved using the YCDI! program.

Hear the results achieved by one of our YCDI! Schools.

Browse through the You Can Do It! Education (YCDI!) Gallery of Schools to see how other schools have integrated YCDI! Education into their play grounds, classrooms and learning places. 

YCDI! Education invites you to provide us with feedback on any aspect of the YCDI suite of programs or resources. Why not tell us how your school has integrated YCDI! Education into your school curriculum. We would love to see your school photos and read your testimonials and show them on our website. Please email youcandoit@asg.com.au

 
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