Free Visual Support: Class Ready? Check in! (PDF)
Part of helping students to learn how to independently use meta-cognitive strategies for self-regulation is supporting their ability to identify their own emotional/arousal state. Scheduling a consistent time to “check in” with how one is feeling provides the structure and repetition needed to start to build the capacity. This tool was created for a student to use at the beginning of each class block. It is provided here in .pdf format for printing, but can also be made into a lock screen photo on an iPad or other device for quick access. Once the student identifies how “ready” they are to learn they are encouraged to consult the “what to do” menu in the appropriate box and to choose a regulating strategy. The video tutorial talks briefly about the design of the support and ways to individualize it.