In my classroom I use the Zones of Regulation to teach students how to identify and regulate their emotions. The Zones of Regulation is a frame work to foster self regulation and emotional control. Students practice identifying their emotion and then identify the tools that they can use to "get back to the green zone". The green zone is when we are best able to learn.
We also learn to analyze how big a problem is and what the appropriate reaction would be.
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The following article is a great way to learn about emotional reactions.