This resource is a complete curriculum for helping lower elementary students understand self-regulation and learn coping strategies. It will help develop increased self-awareness, coping skills, and decision making at school.
Often times, when our students are making unexpected or inappropriate choices, it’s because their brains and bodies are dysregulated. Good behavior is about more than self-control; it’s about helping students be self-regulated!
*Special note: This resource was started and nearly finished shortly before our schools all faced sudden and lengthy closures. It was not created specifically to be a distance learning resource and many of the examples and scenarios included are related or specific to the school setting. That said, I think this may still serve you as you work to share lessons and activities with families and students. Ideas for how to use this in distance learning if it is a fit for you and your students is included in the preview and resource.*
You can use just the PowerPoints for completely no-prep lessons, or you can use the worksheets as an extension. These PowerPoints are animated and interactive with several opportunities for students to practice the skill you’re teaching.
This resource also includes parts for making a bulletin board showcasing the six coping skills taught, a poster with all on them, and lanyard cards to take out to recess as a helpful visual reminder. A pre/post survey for teachers to complete is also included to collect data on the effectiveness of the curriculum.
“This is my go-to resource for self-regulation! I’ve used it during individual, small group, and classroom lessons. Thank you so much!”
“AMAZING!!! I love that there are activities geared to different levels of ability and I can use this across multiple grade levels.”
“The Responsive Counselor is my favorite go to for anything I need. This is no exception. This is a HUGE amount of resources. I especially love the small list of questions that you can ask kids when something has happened to them or something that they have done to someone else. I am giving these to all my staff to keep in their lanyards so that we all are using the same language. THANK YOU again for your amazing brain!”