Developing Resilience & Emotional Regulation in Children - a primary teachers guide
Learn strategies to promote wellbeing with the develop of emotional regulation in the primary classroomEnroll in Course
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.
What you'll learn
- Understand the importance of emotional regulation for children and how it effects performance and behaviour in the classroom
- Understand what can happen when children cannot regulate effectively and how to identify it.
- Learn how to recognise when to implement emotion regulation strategies and how to implement their own self-care
- Identify indicators and the impact of adaptive emotion regulation in the classroom and understand how to enhance emotional regulation in the classrooms
- Identify possible programmes and strategies to use in the classroom to strengthen and support emotion regulation development.
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Dr. Aileen O'Connor is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist working with the Health Service Executive (HSE) in Ireland. Aileen has extensive experience working in the area of mental health, autism and education and is passionate about supporting children and adolescents with additional needs.