Heather Porter
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As a school social worker, I am constantly called in during challenging situations in classrooms. Recently, I’ve noticed as I walk toward the room I am guessing what the room will be like when I walk in. I’ve noticed that I am walking into the dysregulation many times already dysregulated myself. Since our first class, I’ve tried to recognize what I was bringing in to the room upon entry. It’s difficult to model skills when I’m not attuned to that. I have absolutely recognized how my unintentional behaviors may have extended challenging situations. So, I do feel using this lens will positively impact both my thinking and behavior. Now as I am coaching teachers, I am committing to using regulation strategies for myself immediately prior to our work as a teaching team.