The materials in this package are adapted from Leah Kuyper’s wonderful book on self-regulation, The Zones of Regulation® (2011), published by Social Thinking Publishing, www.socialthinking.com and used with permission.
If you are new to using Zones, I highly recommend implementing it into your classroom. My students are so much better at identifying their emotions and self-regulating themselves than they were at the beginning of the year!
Included in this package:
- interactive name plates (two files, letter and legal size for larger printing)
- "What Zone Am I In?" colourful reference cards (can be used as bookmarks)
- "How Big is the Problem?" colourful poster with additional teaching visual
- "What Triggers Me?" graphic organizer
- daily visual schedule cards
These interactive desk name plates / tags provide a way for students to learn how to self-regulate their emotions and feelings by using the Zones.
Students independently slide a paper clip along the Zone boxes on the left to identify what zone they are in throughout their day. If they are in a zone other than green, they look at their personal toolbox (a variety of toolbox icons are also included) and use one of the tools to help them get back to green. Each student's toolbox will vary depending on which strategies work best for them.
This download comes with BOTH types of name plates, depending on whether a student prefers to use Lazy 8 Breathing or the Six Sides of Breathing strategy to relax and calm them down.
*Can be printed onto 11X17 paper for larger name plates.
*If you are unfamiliar with the Zones of Regulation® published by Social Thinking Publishing, here is a quick synopsis from Leah Kuypers' website. It is important that people familiarize themselves with the Zones of Regulation curriculum before using these materials.
"The Red Zone is used to describe extremely heightened states of alertness and intense emotions. A person may be elated or experiencing anger, rage, explosive behavior, devastation, or terror when in the Red Zone. A person is described as “out of control” if in the Red Zone.
The Yellow Zone is also used to describe a heightened state of alertness and elevated emotions; however, one has some control when they are in the Yellow Zone. A person may be experiencing stress, frustration, anxiety, excitement, silliness, the wiggles, or nervousness when in the Yellow Zone.
The Green Zone is used to describe a calm state of alertness. A person may be described as happy, focused, content, or ready to learn when in the Green Zone. This is the Zone students predominately need to be in the classroom.
The Blue Zone is used to describe low states of alertness, such as when one feels sad, tired, sick, or bored."
The Zones of Regulation® can be purchased on the Social Thinking Publishing website here: https://www.socialthinking.com/books-products/all-products/zones-of-regulation-the-detail