General resources for self-regulation
  • Self Regulation Lesson for High School StudentsThis blog posts detailing a lesson plan on developing self control. Aimed at middle to high school teachers.

  • Tools of the Mind WebsiteTools of the Mind is a research-based early childhood program that builds strong foundations for school success by promoting intentional and self-regulated learning in preschool- and kindergarten-aged children. Tools’ instructional philosophy is inspired by the work of Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky and his students, and at the same time, is rooted in cutting edge neuropsychological research on the development of self-regulation/executive functions in children.

  • Self Regulation in ChildrenPodcast from Real Parenting radio featuring Dr. Stuart Shanker, a Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at York University. Dr. Shanker explains what self-regulation is in children and how that can effect their academic future & livelihood. Broken down into physiological, emotional, cognitive and social levels, Dr. Shanker shares how parents & educators can influence a child’s ability to self-regulate.

  • Self Regulation from Whole Brain Teaching This document explains how to set up a Whole-Brain Teaching classroom. This may be better implemented after there is a basic understanding of self-regualtion or a sincere desire to implement it in the classroom. Whole Brain Teaching gives students plenty of chances to self-regulate because of the independent teaching time, the physical movements, and the constant peer interaction.



  • Sesame Street Season 44 Curriculum The popular television show Sesame Street has started their new season of the children's show with self-regulation as a key part of their curriculum. This page explains more about why they've made this change.



  • Information from the National Association of School Psychologists on teaching young children self-control skills. Includes detailed, specific strategies for helping children deal with wanting something they can't have, identify their emotions, and make choices about how to act on their feelings.

Resources for transition times

Resources for relaxation techniques
  • Sea Otter CoveA relaxation video to help students calm themselves and refocus


Resources for overcoming anger

Resources for daily routines
A YouTube video from Whole Brain Teaching that gives an example how to use continual student-
interaction in morning routines. The constant engagement keeps kids focused and the always positive
atmosphere makes kids interested in learning.

  • Using the "Fishbowl Technique"
    A YouTube video from Edutopia that shows how to implement the Fishbowl Technique. The idea is that several students interact and ask questions about the lesson at hand while the remaining student in the class circle around and focus on learning material from their peers.

Resources for conflict resolution


Resources for emotional regulation