Christine Wiens creates thoughtful and concise visuals with all learners in mind. Have a look at come of her amazing work: http://northstarpaths.com/ . This is one of my favourites for discussing with students:
Last year we were so excited to receive 3 grants to support our “Zones of Regulation” Inquiry Project. We felt very supported by the NWTU, the School District and the BCTF!
We had the incredible good fortune of having district-wide collaboration from Classroom Teachers, Resource Teachers, Educational Assistants and some School Administrators. Our team also included specialists from the district: District Behaviour Teacher, District Counselor, District OT and District Learning Support Teacher.
OUR TEAM ROCKED!
Monday is the perfect day to begin “Green Week”. Especially for younger children, the Zones of Regulation is easier to explore over time. The initial concepts are quite straight forward. However, the subtleties and individual nature of emotions, triggers, sensory palettes, etc. take time to understand and process. One way to tackle this is to spend a week learning about each zone. The Green Zone is the perfect zone to learn about in September. Green is the zone in which we learn and focus best. September is naturally about setting up structures for learning and focus. Get started on Monday with Green Week and check out the forum for more ideas and resources.
Check out this list of topics by Todd Finley!