Becoming Buoyant - Managing the Day to Day

Becoming Buoyant provides a blueprint for academic specific resilience. However, the techniques and strategies described are not exhaustive and other factors will also need to be considered. These might include the role of emotions, motivation and aspects of learning related to memory and attention. The emphasis is on both whole-school and individual interventions, although embedding buoyancy as a whole-school initiative is preferable to individual teachers going it alone. Nevertheless, all the strategies are fully transferable so students who encounter them in one lesson can apply them in others. Many of the strategies also apply to non-academic settings and it’s hoped that both students and teachers will find them useful outside the school environment.