Hey guys! Be prepared, this is a very SPED kind of post, but it would really work in any class with a student who struggles emotionally. This program has significantly reduced the number of "blowups" my kids have. My little guys often have humongous reactions to very tiny problems. This program has helped my little guys determine the "size of the problem" and what to do in order to calm down, instead of having a screaming tantrum or hitting. I'm in no way encouraged to write this, I just really like the way my kids are responding to the program.
The last month or two the speech teacher and I have been working on helping the kids determine what emotional "zone" they are in (happy, tired, angry, excited, etc.). Now we are teaching the kids the "tools" to get back into the "green zone" (the best zone, because you're happy, calm, and ready to learn).