Emotional Self-Awareness

Emotional self-awareness is the ability to recognize your feelings, differentiate between them, know why you are feeling these feelings, and recognize the impact your feelings have on others around you (Book & Stein, 2011)

The Zones of Regulation®

The Zones of Regulation® were created by Leah Kuypers to teach emotional self-regulation. To find more information about the Zones®, go to their website with the link below.

For Teachers
  1.  ​For teachers who are familiar with the Zones, here are a few classroom resources from their website, where more can also be found.                                                                                                                                                                                               - A resource for students to report and explore zone moments.                   http://www.zonesofregulation.com/uploads/3/4/1/7/34178767/zones_moment_of_the_week_check-in.pdf                           - A resource with self-monitoring tools  http://www.zonesofregulation.com/uploads/3/4/1/7/34178767/0.peck2_itsoktohaveredzonefeelings-addlhandout_cl.pdf                                                                                                                                                                                                        

  2. Classroom resource - printable cards that students can use to guide a 'break', specific to which zone they are identifying in.                                                                                                                                                                                         https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Self-Regulation-Break-Cards-1162684

Resources for Teaching Self-Awareness and Regulation

  1. Videos about recognizing and managing emotions

2. Mindfulness training tools for the classroom. Teachers can sign up for free and have access to the website


3. Classroom Worksheets


          -Worksheet for associating feelings with parts of the body


          -Worksheet for managing fears 

          -Worksheet for exploring an emotion and finding a solution

4. Video and graphic on Breathing Exercises (Belly and Hand Breathing)




5. Grounding game and exercise 





6. Anger solution cards

7. 50 Calm Down Techniques 


8. Calming Jars - webpage with instructions and videos