Regulated v Dysregulated
Our bodies shift between varying degrees of these states throughout the day as we encounter different experiences.
Lara has an early meeting with a parent regarding a struggling student. They listen to each other's perspective and concerns and together devise a meaningful plan to support the student. After the meeting, Lara enters her classroom feeling relaxed yet energized.
Lara left her meeting in a regulated state.
Just before class starts, Lara receives a scolding email from her new principal inquiring why she hadn’t corresponded with a parent regarding a student failing her class. The tension in her shoulders increases and her heart rate is accelerating as her students enter the classroom.
Lara began class time in a dysregulated state.