THE ZONES OF REGULATION
The Zones of Regulation designed to deepen students’ understanding of how to self-regulate, the lessons set out to teach students these skills: how to read others’ facial expressions and recognize a broader range of emotions, perspective about how others see and react to their behavior, insight into events that trigger their less regulated states, and when and how to use tools and problem solving skills.
Ramon Mora, TOSA at Frank Ledesma Elementary School
Zones of regulation will help all of our students, specially our English Learners and Special Ed, to understand their emotions and how to regulate themselves. We need to make sure that students’ needs are meet, that way they can be successful at school, Goal 6. We need to teach students and give them the tools to know how to react and deal with situations in positive ways. There is more to teaching than delivering a good lesson, we need to get to know our students. We often assume that every student is ready to learn as soon as they walk into our classrooms. We need to take a minute to acknowledge every student, their body language, tone of voice, or responses will tell you that he/she is in need. You can be the person that makes their day better.
Richard Radtke, Principal and Patricia Stirling, Education Specialist at Frank Ledesma Elementary
Zones in the Classroom
Richard Radtke, Principal at Frank Ledesma Elementary School hosted a training on The Zones of Regulation. The presenters were from Goodfellow Therapy lead by Ashleigh Ish, Supervisor and Allie Baker. Both are state licensed and board certified Occupational Therapist. The team at Frank Ledesma have been considering this training for quite some time. Patricia Stirling, Education Special joined the team last year. She came with over twenty years as an educator. In her previous district of seventeen years, she coached the general education teachers on The Zones of the Regulation and the INCREDIBLE5.SCALE, which influenced the Zones of Regulation curriculum. She reached out to the SELPA to request assistance in professional development for social thinking and (SEL) Social Emotional Learning, specifically The Zones of Regulation Program. Mr. Radtke supported Mrs. Stirling efforts and committed to making this curriculum available to his staff.
In attendance were, Richard Radtke, Ramon Mora, Joseph Fantham, Josie Alvarado, Estefania Reyes, Annette Buttle, Samantha Lopez, Natasha Holtz, Hillary Chambers, Yesenia Arreola, Patricia Stirling, Janallee Orig, Anneke Meinhardt, Sung Chin, Mariela Perez, Dana Ellsworth, Nathan Moreno, Patrice Glover. This group includes Counselors, Education Specialist, General Education Teachers, Teachers On Special Assignment, , Speech Language Pathologist, Speech Language Pathology - Assistant. and Administrators. The Special Education Director, Nathan Moreno provided The Zones of Regulation curriculum and the supplemental supplies that support the implementation of the program. Mr. Radtke has demonstrated his commitment to implementing The Zones of Regulation curriculum at Frank Ledesma Elementary, by making it available, to the teachers to fully launch and pilot the program. This aligns with the district wide PBIS and MTSS under LCAP Goal 3.
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