The Zones of Regulation
The Zones of Regulation is a management system that helps students to self-regulate their behavior and appropriately choose how to react to certain emotions. Students learn positive ways to cope with anger, frustration, sadness, and even "the sillies" as they become familiar with these feelings! Each zone is assigned a color, and stands for a certain range of emotions. Here are the zones and their meanings:
The Green Zone: Happy, calm, focused, and ready to learn!
The Blue Zone: Sad, tired, sick, or bored.
The Yellow Zone: Silly, wiggly, excited, anxious, nervous, or frustrated. Some loss of self-control may be present.
The Red Zone: Angry, scared, yelling/hitting, out of control behavior.