At Clyde Creek Primary School, we implement a whole school framework and language to support emotional regulation. The Zones of Regulation teaches students:
- To build awareness of their feelings and utilise a variety of tools and strategies for regulation, prosocial skills, self-care, and overall wellness
- To categorise the different ways we feel and states of alertness we experience
- To move towards independent regulation
- The Blue Zone is used to describe low states of alertness and down feelings such as feeling sad, tired, sick or bored.
- The Green Zone is used to describe a calm state of alertness. A student may be described as happy, focused, content, or ready to learn when in the Green Zone. This is the zone where optimal learning occurs.
- The Yellow Zone is used to describe a heightened state of alertness and elevated emotions. A student may be experiencing stress, frustration, anxiety, excitement, silliness, the wiggles, or nervousness.
- The Red Zone is used to describe extremely heightened states of alertness and intense emotions. A student may be elated or experiencing anger, rage, devastation, or terror.