ProTeacher Community - View Single Post - Zones of Regulation
View Single Post


Old 11-13-2015, 03:38 PM
Clip to ScrapBook #4

I have used Zones of Regulation with much success over the past few years. I have used it with students with ADHD, emotional/behavioral issues, and autism spectrum. We have some of the visuals posted throughout our school as well....I have used it more as a small group or 1:1 intervention for my most severe/intense students however I wanted to get into a classroom to co-teach the lessons/skills/strategies this year but my schedule does not allow it.....

It explicitly teaches students: 4 different zones that all emotional/feeling fit into.
Expected and unexpected behaviors
how our behaviors makes others feel and how it affects how they feel about us (others may be uncomfortable around me because I threw my book when I was mad and that was unexpected - if they are uncomfortable around me they might not want to play with me or be my partner) etc
gives them a "toolbox" of strategies that students can try out and pick from so that they have the power to change their zone (if they are frustrated in the yellow zone, I can push on a wall to calm my body down so I am back in the green zone)
teaches kids that emotions and feelings aren't bad - that we all get angry or mad but it is WHAT we do when we are angry/mad/etc
gives kids a common language
correlates VERY well with Inside Out movie so there are a ton of resources out there to tie in the movie and zones curriculum

I am currently using it with my 2nd/3rd grade kiddos....the book and CD are less than $50 I think and the CD includes everything you would want to black and white and color so it can be reproduced as much as needed....

Hope that helps!
good luck!
  Reply With Quote

Copyright © ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.