News from Behavior Intervention
My name is Rachel Gladue and I am the Behavior Interventionist at S.G. Reinertsen Elementary. I started my career with Moorhead Public Schools in 2014 as a paraprofessional at Probtsfield. In 2016, I accepted the Behavior Intervention position at Reinertsen. During the 2021-2022 school year, I taught Special Education at Dorothy Dodds Elementary. I am excited to be back at SGR this year! As a Behavior Interventionist, I have the opportunity to work with all grade levels. I enjoy getting to teach students social skills, calming strategies, and reinforcing our 4Be’s (safe, respectful, responsible, and kind). All of these are important to help students be successful in school.
Self-regulation is an important skill that helps students be successful both in and out of the classroom. Being able to recognize/name emotions can be difficult for kids. At SGR, we want all students to be able to identify their emotions and have a tool box of healthy strategies to manage them. One thing we tell students is “All emotions/feelings are ok, but what we do with them is important.” We don’t want kids to feel that being angry or upset is bad, but rather learn a healthy way to express their anger and strategies to feel calm again.
One program we use to help students learn how to identify emotions and strategies to manage their emotions is The Zones of Regulation. There are 4 different zones; blue, green, yellow, and red. When students are in the green zone, they are calm, able to focus and do their best learning.
What does the green zone look like in the classroom?
Raise hand to share
Following teacher directions
Body to self
Respecting other students space
I enjoy getting to partner with classroom teachers and families. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me. You can call 218-284-5376 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
S.G. Reinersten Elementary