An important requirement for children to become successful learners and communicators is the ability to independently recognise and adjust (self-regulate) their emotional responses to situations. At Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School, we support our children to build these skills utilising the languages and strategies of Zones of Regulation.
Our whole school use of The Zones of Regulation reinforces our belief that a child’s learning is dependent on a positive, healthy mind. ‘Zones’ recognises that we regularly change our mood, but that some people are more self-aware of this than others.
Our staff understand and use the principles of Zones of Regulation, to teach children positive coping and regulation strategies so they can, in turn, help themselves when they are stressed, anxious, frustrated or sad. This approach does not attempt to exclude certain emotions; rather understand them, and know how to shift feelings.