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Emotional Skills: Are You in the Zone?

A student's emotional state has a direct impact on their academic success.  It is impossible to focus on learning when you are not in the right state.  Students need our guidance and support to navigate their emotions and to identify what they're feeling and respond appropriately.  This collection has resources and strategies with practical tips to facilitate emotional learning and awareness in your classroom.
A Collection By Jenn Fowler
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Emotional Skills: Are You in the Zone?
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision-Making are presented as the 5 Keys to Successful Social and Emotional Learning in this video.  Practical strategies are provided to develop each of these areas with students.
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    Emotions are Contagious

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    Jenn Fowler says:
    This article provides teachers with practical tools to assist them in addressing conflicts before they escalate.  By learning to recognize the signs, understand the patterns, model self awareness and validate the feelings, teachers will be well on their way to creating a calm classroom environment.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    Children crave movement.  This resource provides you with three group games that can be used to teach self regulation skills while working on motor skills.  Peanut Butter and Jelly, Listen for the Code, and Color Ball are sure fire ways to burn off some energy and have fun while students practice their self regulation skills.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    Pixar's Inside Out is the perfect movie to introduce your class to the concept of Zones of Regulation.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    Sometimes when students have difficulty managing their emotions they explode and it can be difficult to pinpoint the cause.  They may be unaware of what sets them off.  Opening the conversation and educating students about stress triggers will make students more aware of their triggers and what sets them off, and a plan can be put into place on how to manage trigger situations when they occur.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    The Zones of Regulation is taking teacher professional book clubs by storm.  This book will reaffirm your thinking about how a student's emotional state impacts his or her learning in the classroom.  With practical tips for how to set up the Zones of Regulation in your classroom, it is a must have resource for teachers of all grades.  When students have the skills to regulate their behavior they learn how to manage their emotions and respond appropriately to situations as they arise.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    This printable poster is visually more appropriate for primary grades, however the strategies are appropriate for K-8. These five strategies are in student friendly language and give you easy tools for your kit when dealing with helping students to manage their emotions.  Learning how to manage emotions is an important skill and these five tips will help students feel more in control.