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Teaching Self-Regulation

Seventy-Five Instructional Activities to Foster Independent, Proactive Students, Grades 6–12

Self-regulation fuels students to become socially and emotionally engaged, lifelong learners. With this timely resource you’ll gain 75 instructional activities to teach self-regulation in any secondary classroom. Ample teacher-tested tools and templates are also included to help you create authentic learning experiences and deliver effective feedback.


  • Explore the four components for successful self-regulation—(1) plan, (2) monitor, (3) adjust, and (4) reflect.
  • Develop students’ planning abilities for both personal and academic goals.
  • Guide students in adjusting plans when faced with obstacles.
  • Study real-life scenarios of how to shift from regulating for students to coaching students to self-regulate.
  • Review testimonials from teachers and students who have seen and experienced the positive results of self-regulation practices.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Understanding Self-Regulation
Chapter 2: Making a Plan
Chapter 3: Monitoring Your Plan and Progress
Chapter 4: Adjusting Your Plan
Chapter 5: Reflecting on Your Efforts and Outcomes
Chapter 6: Putting It All Together
Chapter 7: Measuring Growth in Self-Regulation
Epilogue: Next Steps
Appendix A: Situational Judgment Assessment
Appendix B: Self-Regulation Questionnaire and Knowledge Test
Appendix C: Scenarios
Appendix D: Student Templates



Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7


Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D



  • College and Career Competency Framework
  • Research Collaboration
  • YouTube, “Emotions and the Brain”