Some children need help learning to control their emotions, and resist impulsive behavior. If you’re a teacher chances are you’ve witnessed a tantrum or meltdown or two in the classroom.
We expect them occasionally but if there is a student that is experiencing them frequently then chances are they need support with emotional regulation. Emotional regulation is the ability to recognise and control your emotional responses (e.g. frustration, anger, sadness, happiness).
Developing emotional regulation is an important part of life and has long lasting effects on well being, learning and happiness. Not all children are naturally able to regulate their emotions and this can cause problems (when emotions get out of hand) both at home and in the classroom. Teachers play an important role in developing and promoting children’s emotional regulation skills.
This course teaches what emotional regulation is and introduces classroom strategies and interventions that can be used to support children’s well being.