This week, Rabbi Alon’s second grade class at Yeshiva Sha’arei Zion learned about self-regulation. Self-regulation is the ability to identify, respond, and effectively manage emotional experiences. It’s important to teach children that “bad” emotions don’t exist. Instead, we want to give them the ability to judge whether their emotional response is appropriate to the given situation.

After the lesson, the boys created their own “Cool Down Card,” which lists five of their favorite coping tools that they can use if they ever feel emotions such as anger, frustration, and sadness! These coping tools can help students regulate their emotions properly and help them get back to the “green zone.” Here at YSZ, we strive to build our talmidim’s resilience!