Zones of Regulation
Zones of Regulation Programme
Through the zones of regulation students can develop the ability to use tools to help them find success in school, at home and within the community. Through this cognitive approach tamariki realise when they are in different emotional states/zones. To regulate effectively, it is imperative that students understand emotions and how they are portrayed. (Facial expressions, body language etc).
Emotional Literacy is a 10 week programme that is used in the junior school through explicit teaching within a shared reading context. This unit allows students to explore and navigate self regulation, social strategies and feelings. Each week a social story is introduced with a specific goal for the students to achieve. For example, dealing with anger, creating calming tools, positive self talk and more. The photo to the left provides an example of students relating their feelings to a volcano and helps them understand how to successfully stop themselves from 'exploding' in anger, anxiety or sadness.
"Emotional Literacy has helped our learners understand a range of big feelings and with support unpack and regulate these emotions. We have also seen students build a range of vocabulary to help them express themselves and support their peers." -Year 2 Team