At Russell School we know that it's important for students to be able to identify their feelings. We support that by teaching them The Zones of Regulation. We want them to be able to identify feelings and give them tools to be able to guide themselves to The Green Zone- the desired, ready to learn zone!
The Zones of Regulation
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.
The Yellow Zone is also used to describe a heightened state of alertness and elevated emotions, however one has more 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 where optimal learning occurs.
The Blue Zone is used to describe low states of alertness and down feelings such as when one feels sad, tired, sick, or bored.
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We also know that students need help identfying big problems and small problems. "Small" problems cause small feelings to occur and "big" problems need adult attention due to something being scary or dangerous.
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