Throughout the school year, the students are continuing to learn about “Self Regulation”. What is self regulation? Self Regulation can be defined as the ability to cope with and understand stress. “Scientific advances in a number of fields point to a similar argument –that how well students do in school can be determined by how well they are able to self-regulate. Some theorists believe that self-regulation should now be considered a more important indicator of education performance than IQ“ (Blair & Diamond, 2008; Duckworth & Seligman, 2005; Shonkoff & Phillips, 2000).
During the last week of October, we had Jacquie Currie and Terri-Jean Baillie from Alberta Health Services / B.E.S.T come into each classroom to speak about self regulation. They discussed strategies for self regulation as well as had conversations with the students on how to deal with our “strong emotions” (ie: happy, angry, sad, excited, frustrated, etc.) Thank-you to both Jacquie and Terry-Jean for sharing their expertise on Self-Regulation!