2 Why Self-Regulation? What is needed in order to learn? Physical Needs MetCognitive AbilitiesOpportunitiesLearningSelf-RegulationSkillsSocial Skills
3 What is Self-Regulation? - Ability to control thoughts and actions to achieve personal goals and respond to environmental factors.In a school setting: effective self-regulated learners stay on task, resist distractions, persist when tasks are difficult and respond to challenges appropriately.
4 What is Self-Regulation? Self-regulation is the ability to manage yourEnergy levelsEmotionsBehavioursAttention…in ways that are socially acceptable and help achieve positive goals, such as maintaining good relationships, learning and maintaining wellbeing.
6 CRE, Spring 20131=Emerging (with direct support); 2=Developing (with guided support); 3=Applying (with minimal support); 4=Extending
7 Car analogy“My engine is running really fast, really slow or just right. Once I begin to understand my own arousal states I can learn to get to "Just Right" on my own.Asleep, drowsy, hypoalertCalm, alert, focusedHyperalert, “flooded”
8 Four Key Practices to Enhance Children’s Self-Regulation BE A DETECTIVETry to figure out your child's stressors, what helps the child stay calm and alert, what leaves a child hypo-or hyper-aroused?Asleep, drowsy, hypoalertCalm, alert, focusedHyperalert, “flooded”
9 EXERCISEFor a child who wakes up irritable, exercise that works their deep muscles is very effective.Asleep, drowsy, hypoalertCalm, alert, focusedHyperalert, “flooded”
10 PLAYWhen play emerges from children's interests it will engage their focus.consider the perspectives of others and figure out what they are thinking.encourages communication about wants and fosters connections between objects, people & ideas.is a challenge that children can take on which requires self-direction in order to maintain.
11 MindUPLinks cognitive neuroscience with mindful awareness and psychology:Improve focus, concentration, and academic performanceReduce stress and anxietyHandle peer-to-peer conflictsManage emotions and reactionsDevelop greater empathy toward othersChoose optimism
12 MindUP So far, our students have learned: How their brain works and how being calm and alert helps them to think and learnHow to do controlled breathingHow to be mindful with our senses