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A Positive Education approach to wellbeing

An award-winning Positive Education approach to wellbeing, resilience, and social-emotional learning (SEL)

Written by well-known Australian educators, psychologists and best-selling authors, Helen McGrath and Toni Noble, Bounce Back! provides practical strategies to improve student wellbeing and help students cope with the complexity of everyday life. Bounce Back! is a whole school program from Foundation to Year 6 which provides students the skills to ‘bounce back’ when they experience sadness, difficulties, frustrations and challenging times.



A whole-school, teacher-led, student-centred approach

This completely updated and revised program consists of resources for Years F-2, Years 3-4 and Years 5-6. Each level contains an updated Handbook exploring the most recent evidence-based research that underpins Bounce Back! plus ten substantially revised Curriculum Units, all with updated topics, teaching strategies and resources:

  • Core Values
  • Social values - all new
  • People bounce back
  • Courage
  • Looking on the bright side
  • Emotions
  • Relationships
  • Humour
  • Being safe
  • Success
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Bounce Back Cooperative Learning

Bounce Back! uses cooperative learning strategies to 
help students deal with the complexities of everyday life

Each curriculum unit uses children’s literature, thinking tools and cooperative learning strategies plus a variety of cross-curricular classroom activities to help students:

    • develop positive and prosocial values, including those related to ethical and intercultural understanding
    • develop self-awareness, social awareness and social skills
    • develop self-management strategies for coping and bouncing back
    • think optimistically and look on the bright side
    • boost positive emotions and manage negative emotions
    • find courage in everyday life as well as in difficult circumstances
    • develop skills for countering bullying
    • use humour as a coping tool
    • develop strengths, skills and attitudes for being successful.

Also new to this edition:

    • increased support for teacher wellbeing and embedding practices
    • stronger Positive Education, CASEL and Australian Curriculum linkages
    • more suggestions for differentiation and program implementation.



Teacher Support
The new edition of Bounce Back! comes with
more support for teachers and differentiation

Digital Resources

The 3rd edition includes Reader+ the next generation eBook which is
also available as a standalone purchase.
Reader+ contains digital resources, featuring:

  • an additional Science curriculum unit
  • new curriculum correlation charts
  • interactive tools, games and activities
  • Blackline Masters
  • tools for measuring wellbeing and resilience
  • revised resources lists
  • key information for families.
Bounce Back Reader+

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