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Zones of Regulation App

on April 8, 2013

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An exciting new app is out to accompany the Zones of Regulation curriculum.  We love the Zones curriculum because it provides a framework for thinking.  Thinking about you, thinking about you thinking about me.  We want our students to consciously regulate their behaviors .

zones-1The app highlights how to read others’ facial expressions and recognize a broader range of emotions and perspectives about how others see and react to their behavior.

zones 3The app helps students learn to use strategies or tools to manage their feelings and behaviors in each zone.  They explore various calming techniques, cognitive strategies, and sensory supports.

Love it so far.  $4.99 at the App Store

The 2nd grade lunch buddies group had a very challenging activity today.  Continuing the Super Hero Social Skills activities from ifonlyihadsuperpowers.blogspot.com, we talked about a super hero as a problem solver.  A super hero has a toolbox full of tools to help him get out of tricky situations.  After discussing the tools in the social skills toolbox it was difficult for our students to know which tools to choose depending on the problem and how to apply them to a specific problem.  We heard, “I don’t know what to do!” when students were confronted with problems.  I think we will spend some time on this particular super power.

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Back in stride,

Robin

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