#014: How Teaching Students to Emotionally Regulate Can Transform Your Classroom Management

classroom management Jul 02, 2020
Has classroom management ever worn you out? Nearly every day? For a good part of the year?

Today is all about helping those students who struggle with their behavior nearly every single day. Now, let me just set the stage for you for a minute. If you've ever spent for an entire school year struggling to help a student [or students] regulate their emotions [and therefore their behavior], you're on a first name basis with overwhelm and exhaustion. Well, this episode will help you step on the path to begin to understand what is really happening and help your students begin to learn how to help themselves. 

You can listen to this episode here.

I've never liked the terms classroom management or behavior management simply because they imply that we, the teachers, are in charge of students' behavior. But nothing could be further from the truth. Ask any parent of teacher who has tried to control a child's behavior. We cannot control another human's behavior. We can help our students find success by figuring out the expectation gaps and teaching them how to regulate their emotions so they can be happier, in control most of the time, have better behavior overall and recover faster when life goes south.

My guest today is Erin Jackowski. She's a pediatric occupational therapist with a specialization in child behavior, a mom of 3 and the founder of Behavior Breakthrough. She's passionate about meeting parents and teachers where they are and supporting them through the process of breaking through behavior barriers to great relationships on the other side.

Don't forget to grab the free Behavior Breakthrough Getting Started Guide below.

Here's a preview of this episode:
  • What is an expectation gap and how does it affect student behavior?
  • Learn what emotional regulation is.
  • Hear Erin talk about playing the behavior long game instead of constantly grasping for quick fixes to behavior woes.
  • Find out why you need to invest in training your students to emotionally regulate.
  • Learn cues to figuring out the expectation gaps and how do you bridge them.
  • Find out why some students can behave well, focus and get the work done one day and fall apart the next.
  • How you can help students deal with setbacks and get back on track.
  • Why behavior contracts and rewards fail after awhile and what to do instead.
  • How you can work with students brains and guide your students onto a  longer lasting positive path.

Click here to listen. Don't forget to grab the freebie linked below. 

You've got this!


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