BOUNCE BACK!  

2nd Edition

A Wellbeing & Resilience Program

 

Bounce Back! has been extensively updated and revised. Three new Bounce Back books are now available. The original (2003) series of 4 Bounce Back! books are now out of print as they have been extensively revised, updated and condensed into three new books which are available for purchase. The 3 second edition books are supported by online materials and interactive whiteboard teacher tools and games and additional new picture books and novels which will be regularly added to the online lists each year. Access to these online materials is free to purchasers.

 

K-2 | Years 3-4 | Years 5-8


Each new Bounce Back! book is a flip book. The Teacher’s Handbook is on one side and the Teacher Resource Book with the Bounce Back! curriculum is on the other side.

 

 

Teacher's Resource Books

Each Teacher Resource Book has nine curriculum units:

 

Core values:

developing positive and pro-social values

 

People Bouncing Back:

developing strategies for coping and bouncing back

 

Courage:

finding courage in both everyday life and difficult circumstances

 

Looking on the bright side:

teaching optimistic thinking

 

Emotions:

amplifying positive emotions and managing negative emotions

 

Relationships:

skills for building and maintaining friendships

 

Humour

as a coping skill


No bullying:

skills for countering bullying

 

Success

(STAR, CHAMP, WINNERS): skills and attitudes for being successful

 

 

Teacher's Handbook

The teacher’s handbook explores the theory, rationale and research behind the BOUNCE BACK! program and outlines strategies for its delivery

 

NEW online component

Available from Pearsonplaces:

 

•  over 170 IWB activities and games;
•  extensive resource lists featuring current children’s literature, songs, websites and movies,
•  Bounce Back! parenting notes for each curriculum topic
•  Elasticity: an additional curriculum unit
•  Assessment tools and
•  More than 200 blackline masters


The new online component is free to anyone who has purchased one of the new Bounce Back books.

 

What is the Bounce Back! program?

Bounce Back! is an award-winning wellbeing and resilience class-based program for children and young people from Kindergarten to Middle School.

 

Bounce Back! offers practical strategies to help children and young people function well at school and in life.

 

A whole school social and emotional learning curriculum program.

 

Promotes positive mental health, wellbeing and resilience for students and teachers plus safe and supportive class and school learning environments.

 

The Key Features of Bounce Back!

•  It is a long-term, multi-year, multi-faceted whole-school program  and not just an ‘add-on’.

•  It  is a universal program taught to all students, not just selected students. However concepts and skills from the program can also be further consolidated in individual or small-group sessions.

•  The components and teaching strategies in the program are all evidence-based

•  It is taught by classroom teachers and based predominantly on children’s literature (especially younger and older picture books) and follow-up language/literacy activities.

•  There is a strong focus on circle time, cooperative learning approaches & educational games to build positive relationships, positive emotions and teach social-emotional skills.
   
•  The social and emotional knowledge, skills and concepts in Bounce Back! are integrated with academic content wherever possible. Many aspects of the program can also be integrated with History, Social Studies, Health, Maths, Science, Music, Art & Drama

•  The psychological content of Bounce Back! is predominantly drawn from two core models: Cognitive Psychology and Positive Psychology

•  Parenting notes are provided on the Bounce Back topics so parents can be supporting the key messages in the home.

 

 

Bounce Back! 1st Edition Book 1

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BOUNCE BACK!

1st edition

 

The award-winning first edition has 4 books. This first edition of 4 Bounce Back books is now out of print and has been replaced by the second edition of Bounce Back.

 

Teacher's Resource Books

Level 1 - Junior Primary
Level 2 - Middle Primary
Level 3 - Upper Primary to Junior Secondary

 

Each of the three teacher’s resource books contains ten detailed curriculum units with hundreds of classroom activities and blackline masters. These resources and activities explore topics related to student resilience.

 

The Teacher Resource Book has ten curriculum units:


Core values: developing positive and pro-social values
Elasticity: introducing ‘resilience’ through maths and science activities (for 2nd edition this unit is online)
People Bouncing Back: developing strategies for coping and bouncing back
Courage: finding courage in both everyday life and difficult circumstances
Looking on the bright side: teaching optimistic thinking
Emotions: amplifying positive emotions and managing negative emotions
Relationships: skills for building and maintaining friendships
Humour as a coping skill
No bullying: skills for countering bullying
Success (STAR, CHAMP, WINNERS): skills and attitudes for being successful