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Understanding Self-Regulation: Why Stressed Students Struggle to LearnAuthor(s): Tranter, D, and Kerr, D. (2016)
This summary was created by the What Works: Research into Practice program at the Ontario Ministry of Education

Self-regulation is about responding to stress and managing one’s state of arousal. Students who have experienced chronic stress often struggle to self-regulate; their level of arousal may be either too low or high or may fluctuate rapidly through the school day. Once educators understand self-regulation, they can utilize a variety of strategies to help their students be self-regulated and ready to learn.

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