Self-Regulation Coping Strategies 3 Tier Curriculum: Research Based Counseling


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Elementary (2nd-5th)

Researched Based

Fun and Engaging


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Self-regulation is a topic that you will come back to again and again as a school counselor. With this three-tier curriculum, you will have an engaging, ready-to-use, research-based, school counseling self-regulation lesson with an activity to use no matter what level of intervention your students need.

Emotional regulation is a critical skill in solution-focused school counseling. Giving students the language and coping strategies they need to define and handle a wide variety of emotions will help them succeed in and out of the classroom. Through these self-regulation counseling activities, you'll have what you need to help students be successful at regulating their own emotions and behavior.

This bundle includes:

  • Self-Regulation Class Lesson
  • Self-Regulation Small Group
  • Self-Regulation Individual Counseling Curriculum

About the self-regulation class lesson:

This fun, low-prep, classroom counseling lesson will keep students engaged and give them a new language they can use to describe their emotions, levels of energy, and feelings. Students will learn to associate each emotion with a color and temperature and a corresponding self-regulation coping strategy.

The best part? I have taken care of all of the planning and prep for you! This classroom counseling lesson is aligned with ASCA and CASEL standards, and it includes a detailed counselor script, outline, suggested answers, and extension activities.

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to identify which self-regulation coping strategy would serve them best in a wide variety of situations. Additionally, students will have a common language they can use to describe their feelings and emotions.

This Class Lesson Includes:

  • Counselor's Guide with ASCA and CASEL aligned objectives
  • Detailed Outlines with scripts, suggested student answers, and extension activities
  • Interactive Icebreaker
  • Movement-Based Discussion
  • Group Breakout Activity
  • Cut and Paste Reflection
  • Data Collection Tool: Pre and Post Lesson Self-Assessments

About the self-regulation small group:

Ready to Regulate is a complete 8-week self-regulation group that includes weekly outlines with objectives and ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors. This resource includes everything you need to run a successful small group including self-assessments to make data tracking easy.

Students will learn which feelings and actions are associated with each color and self-regulation strategies to help regulate their emotions. They will also learn how to identify the size of their problems, appropriate reactions, and how to solve them. Additionally, students will identify their support system, triggers, and the connection between their emotions and the physical body. Updated to also include a digital version!

Ready to Regulate Group Outline:

Week 1: What is Self-Regulation?

Week 2: Calm Down Strategies

Week 3: Positive Self Talk

Week 4: Self-Regulation Situations

Week 5: Triggers

Week 6: Size of the Problem

Week 7: Support Systems

Week 8: Review and Reflect

Here is what's included each week:

  • Outlines: Easy to implement outlines with ASCA and CASEL-aligned objectives
  • Group Rules: Suggested and DIY Group Rules poster so students can take ownership of the creation of the group rules and norms.
  • Feelings Check: Feelings Check Poster to serve as a visual aid for students to self-reflect on their emotional state at the start of each session.
  • Self-Assessments: Pre and post-group self-assessments to track student growth and make data collection easy!
  • Engaging games and activities: I include everything you need to run each session. Simply print each week before the students arrive and you are ready to go.

This Curriculum Includes:

  • 3 Self-Regulation Posters
  • 8 Outlines
  • 8 Icebreakers
  • 8 Lessons/Activities
  • 8 Journal Reflection Prompts
  • Digital version

Icebreaker Activities Included:

  • BINGO game (includes 10 different BINGO cards)
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Discussion Cards
  • Sides of the Room
  • Think, Pair, Share
  • Matching Game
  • Card Game
  • Discussion Dice Game

Lessons/Activities Included:

  • Puzzles
  • Cootie Catcher Craft
  • Collage
  • Role Play
  • Dice Game
  • Life-size Drawing
  • Sorting Game
  • Board Game
  • Booklet

About the self-regulation individual counseling curriculum:

This self-regulation curriculum is designed to be used with students in an individual setting. Through engaging activities, crafts, and games, students will learn the strategies and coping skills they need in order to reduce anxiety. Each session includes an outline that is set to ASCA Mindsets and Behavior Standards.

As the school counselor, you will have all of the tools you need to assess and measure your students' progress.

What's Included:

  • 5 Individual Counseling Activities
  • Student Journal
  • Feelings Check Posters
  • Guide on Best Practices and Recommendations for Individual Counseling Sessions
  • Counselor's Implementation Guide
  • Data Tracking Tools

Activities Include:

  • Self-Regulation Choice Board (differentiated learning styles!)
  • Fill-in-the-Blank (Mad-Libs style) Social Stories
  • Coping Skills Toolbox Craft and Dice Game
  • Reflective Think Sheet
  • Self-Regulation Board Game

Data Tools Include:

  • Self-Assessments (digital Google Forms version included!)
  • Student Rating Scales
  • Behavior Progress Monitoring Forms (digital Google Forms version included!)

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