Positive Education: BOUNCE BACK!




 A positive education curriculum for wellbeing, resilience and social-emotional learning

(For Preschool to Primary School Teachers)


This practical workshop will show how to use a range of highly engaging evidence-based teaching and learning strategies including circle time, cooperative learning, thinking tools and good quality children’s literature to teach wellbeing and resilience skills and understandings. Participants will learn how to teach their students how to

  • Develop social and core values including ethical and intercultural understanding
  • Develop strategies for coping and bouncing back
  • Find courage in everyday life and difficult circumstances
  • Think optimistically and look on the bright side
  • Amplify positive emotions and manage unpleasant emotions
  • Develop friendship skills
  • Develop skills for countering bullying
  • Develop skills and attitudes for being successful

This practical all day workshop introduces the multiple award-winning BOUNCE BACK! program - a K-6 preschool and primary school positive education program. It was first published in 2003 and it is now in its 3rd edition.

The age-appropriate activities from preschool through the primary school years link to all curriculum areas.

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What does participants say...

  • I thoroughly enjoyed the whole course. I feel much more positive myself and will be trying to change my classroom approach for the benefit of my children. I am very positive!
  • I leave feeling very passionate about Bounce Back and can't wait to get my resource book and use it with my class.
  • It ticks so many boxes: health; wellbeing; language development; curriculum for excellence; and critical thinking.
  • Bounce Back! is a great, user-friendly concept.
  • A clear overview was given, methodology shared and experienced. This is very well supported by a practical programme.
  • I have enjoyed all aspects. The workshop was useful and the use of the literature was very purposeful.



Expert Facilitator: Professor Toni Noble

toni noble photoToni Noble PhD is a leading teacher educator, educational psychologist, researcher, author, keynote speaker and global consultant with expertise in student wellbeing, effective teaching, positive school communities and positive psychology and education. She is Adjunct Professor in the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at Australian Catholic University. She specialises in synthesising the science and research of positive and educational psychology into simple, practical tools for classroom practice. She is widely known in education as co-author of the multiple award winning BOUNCE BACK! Wellbeing & Resilience Program (now in its 3rd edition), The PROSPER School Pathways for Student Wellbeing. Policy & Practices, HITS & HOTS (High Impact Teaching Strategies & Higher Order Thinking Strategies) on student engagement, Eight Ways At Once on curriculum differentiation & other books.

Toni has worked with educators in the UK, USA, South Africa, Jordan, Greece, Bhutan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Italy, Denmark and Hungary. Her Australian Government projects include the National Safe Schools Framework, resourcing the Student Wellbeing Hub and the Scoping Study on Approaches to Student Wellbeing. She has a Australian Government citation for her outstanding contributions to University teaching; has been on the Advisory Board for the National Centre Against Bullying since its inception and on the International Expert Group to develop a new global development paradigm for the United Nations to promote wellbeing and happiness as a global goal.

Registration Details


6 November 2019, Wednesday


Dr Toni Noble, Adjunct Professor
Institute of Positive Psychology and Education
Australian Catholic university


To Be Advised


9.00AM to 5.00PM

Closing Date:

11 October  2019 Friday


S$350.00 per participant. If 2 or more participants from the same school/organization attend the same workshop, the discounted fee will be S$300.00 per participant for that particular workshop. Fees are subject to GST and include all training materials, 2 tea breaks and a lunch.


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Other Information:

Registration is on a first-come-first serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees. The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.