Why is being regulated important in the classroom?
Regulation is the foundation of teaching and learning. A regulated teacher is the foundation of academic, social, and emotional growth in the classroom.
In a regulated state we can:
- Lesson plan
- Sequence and prioritize
- Assess learning
- Deliver instruction in a manner that inspires engagement
- Build relationships with students and colleagues
- Provide compassionate care to struggling students
When we are stressed or dysregulated, we tend to:
- Lose focus
- Get stuck
- Experience anxiety
- Feel hopeless or discouraged
- Act more intolerant of learning or behavior challenges