regulation support in the classroom
regulation support in the classroom

Supporting emotional regulation in the classroom

Teachers have the daily task of creating a positive and productive classroom environment that promotes learning.

Teachers have the daily task of creating a positive and productive classroom environment that promotes learning. To do this, they need to understand each child’s needs and be able to support them through a myriad emotional, social, prosocial, biological and cognitive challenges. It is a heavy load to carry when you consider how many students are in a classroom.

A consistent strategy with a strong focus on 

1. Building a solid relationship with a child – safety and trust is key with connection at it’s centre

2. Collaborating with parents and care team to avoid/remove known stressors – when this this not possible know how to best assist the student manage triggers

3. Understanding an individual child’s baseline for learning and being aware of cues that indicate dysregulation – this will help the teacher decide when to check-in and when to intervene

4. Using co-regulation strategies to help a student regulate – to be effective, a teacher must be able to keep themselves self-regulated. Reframing the behaviour can assist teachers in remaining calm and empathetic in highly stressful situations.

Download the full Teachers ADHD booklet

References

  1. Co-Regulation From Birth Through Young Adulthood
  2. Preventing Escalation in the Classroom
  3. Strategies for de-escalation and student re-engagement
  4. The “Magic” Positive-to-Negative Interaction Ratio: Benefits, Applications, Cautions, and Recommendations
  5. SELF-REG for ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

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