Ms Alison and Ms Goswell delivered a parent workshop on the Zones Of Regulation, a curriculum designed to build social awareness and self-regulation skills essential for success in school. A great deal of recent research highlights the importance of effective self-regulation strategies for learners, revealing significant impacts on both academic performance and wellbeing throughout life.
The Zones curriculum introduces these ideas by focusing on states of arousal, helping learners to recognise the cognitive, emotional and physiological signs in themselves. Rather than the complex mixture of physical or emotional feelings which can be confusing for a child to accurately interpret, they need only classify themselves as being in one of 4 'zones'.
These states are then meaningfully linked to readiness for learning as well as empathising with the effect one can have on others. Each learner develops and awareness of their own triggers and uses their personal set of strategies to bring themselves back to an optimal state. Through practice and application, the Zones of Regulation helps build skills that can serve them as they move through the school and face challenging situations in the wider world.