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