Who should attend? This session is geared toward K-5 regular education teachers and special educators who would like more information about the Zones of regulation.
Presented by Deborah Chapman and Dawn Schueller
What are the Zones of Regulation? The Zones of Regulation is a curriculum designed to help foster self-regulation and emotional control in children. The Zones can be compared to a traffic light. Similar to a green light, in the Green Zone, one is “good to go”. The Yellow Zone means to take caution; students may exhibit behaviors that we want to “slow down”. The Red Zone means a very heightened emotional state and the student needs to “stop,” just like a red light. The Blue Zone is similar to a rest area. When you are tired and need a break, you need to rest in order to re-energize yourself.
Why should you attend? If students are self-regulated, they are ready to learn. You as a teacher will be able to do what you do best! Teach! Research shows that higher academic achievement is more likely when interventions include self-regulation components (Blair & Raza, 2007). Students will also be learning lifelong skills that will help them to continue to learn and also to form healthy social relationships.
When is it offered? You have two chances to attend on either Monday, January, 30th or March 20th from 4-5:30, at the PD center. These are duplicate sessions and will cover the same content.