Buri Teaches: Self-regulation
● To identify their emotions
● To identify how those emotions affect us and others
● To identify strategies to self-regulate
● Move toward independent regulation!
Four ZONES used to describe what we are feeling internally.
What can families do at home?
Help your student recognize what ZONE they are in ○ How do you know? What are the signs?
Practice identifying tools your student can use in each ZONE at home and at school
What helps you when you are in each of the ZONES?
How can the family help you when you are in each of the ZONES?
Practice using the tools in real time with your student
Model using the zones language
“My boss called me when I was at home and I realized after I was in the yellow ZONE”
Ask about how your student’s day was with ZONES language - i.e. were you ever in the blue ZONE today?
How did you manage when you were in that zone?”
Partner with your student’s teacher to communicate what your child looks like in the ZONES and things that help
them regulate themselves
If behavioral difficulties occur, collaborate with your student’s teacher in support of their positive behavior
Encourage your student to participate in in activities that are fun and or that they are good at
Low state of alertness and energy
○ Sad ○ Sick ○ Tired ○ Bored
Good to Go
Calm and organized state of alertness
○ Happy ○ Content ○ Focused
○ Ready to learn
Often have to Stop and Notice
Very heightened state of alertness
May be in Fight or Flight mode
○ Elated ○ Enraged/Angry ○ Terror ○ Devastation
Be Aware/Take Caution
Higher state but still have some cognitive control
Energy is up, Emotions Elevated
○ Frustration/Stress ○ Anxiety ○ Excitement or Silly ○ Wiggly or Agitated