Self-Regulation Activities for Elementary Students When Stressed or Emotional

By teaching self-regulation activities for elementary students they can be taught to self calm and get their minds and bodies ready to learn.

Are in search of easy to implement self-regulation activities for elementary students? When we, or our kids, are “triggered” and stuck in distress, worry, upset, anger, frustration, trauma, we are dis-integrated.  There’s a thought, or feeling, or memory that has hijacked us and is running the show, preventing us from thinking clearly or behaving appropriately. […]

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Self-Regulation in Preschoolers: Tips, Activities and More!

Active play, sensory exploration, and self-care exercises are whole child activities that develop self-regulation in preschoolers and support all other learning.

Active play, sensory exploration, and self-care exercises are whole child activities that develop self-regulation in preschoolers and support all other learning.  The more movement and mindfulness are integrated into early childhood education, the greater the development of focus and executive function!   In the face of the compartmentalization of learning with domains and standards needing to […]

Self-Regulation for Preschoolers – Using Rhythm and Movement

A recent study indicates that one way to encourage self-regulation for preschoolers is to use rhythm and movement as an intervention.

Do you want to help with self-regulation for preschoolers?  If yes, that is awesome because the ability to self-regulate in preschoolers is a predictor of school readiness and early school achievement. Self-regulation is the ability to monitor and manage your energy states, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that are acceptable and produce positive results […]

Calm Down Corner Ideas – Free Printables

Do you want to create a space in your classroom or home to help children to calm down?  These 5 calm down corner ideas are all FREE to print to help your students take a break.

Do you want to create a space in your classroom or home to help children to calm down?  These calm down corner ideas are all FREE to print to help your students take a break. Calm Down Corner Ideas to Print and Use This Just Breathe poster is perfect to set the mood in the […]

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Self Regulation Checklist for Self Monitoring

Are you looking to encourage students to improve self-regulation and maintain classroom expectations?  This free self-regulation checklist will help students

Are you looking to encourage students to improve self-regulation skills and maintain classroom expectations?  This free self-regulation checklist will help students gain independence in school.  This checklist helps children: to understand what behaviors are expected of them. how to succeed in the classroom. to reflect on those behaviors during class time. Students can refer to […]

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Yoga and Self Regulation Strategies for Middle School Students and High School Students

Self-regulation strategies for middle school students and high school students continue to be essential to help children practice inhibition and impulse control.  These skills have been associated with academic success and high school graduation rates.  One self-regulation strategy for middle school and high school students is yoga. Self-Regulation Strategies in Middle School Students The Journal […]

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Self-Regulation and Math

The researchers concluded that explicit small-group interventions focused on magnitude understanding of fractions, with embedded self-regulation instruction can help improve fraction outcomes and building student's growth mindset, goal setting, planning, and perseverance.

Many students with learning disabilities struggle to learn math concepts.  A recent study on self-regulation and math explored interventions with and without an embedded self-regulation component for teaching third-grade students at risk for mathematics disabilities about fractions. Methodology of the Study on Self-Regulation and Math The lessons on fractions focused on magnitude understanding and word […]

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Classroom Transition Ideas – 10 Tips To Improve Transition Time

Transitioning from one activity to the next requires an extensive amount of skills. Teachers and school staff need help for classroom transition ideas.

Do you have students who have difficulty transitioning from one activity to another?  Maybe they have a hard time transitioning from the classroom to the therapy room or special class. There are many reasons why a student may have trouble with transitions.  Think about all the skills needed for successful transitions: listening skills: students need […]

Impulse Control Game for Kids

Are you looking to work on impulse control, focus, and self-regulation in children? Get your FREE, fun and challenging impulse control game for kids.

Are you looking to work on impulse control, focus, and self-regulation in children? This fun and challenging impulse control game for kids can be downloaded for free at the end of the post! If your students or children have trouble focusing, settling down, staying on task, or dealing appropriately with their impulses this is a […]

5 Everyday Outdoor Activities to Practice Self Regulation Skills

Here are 5 everyday outdoor activities to practice self-regulation skills in children to help them learn how to practice self control.

Self-regulation is the ability of a person to tolerate sensations, situations and distress and form appropriate responses to that sensory input. Simply stated, it is the ability to control behavior. The ability to self regulate in children is a predictor for academic abilities.  Here are 5 everyday outdoor activities to practice self- regulation skills in […]