O'Reilly logo

Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, Volume I, Wellbeing in Children and Families by Cary L. Cooper, Susan H. Landry

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

3

Children's Emotion Regulation in Classroom Settings

C. Cybele Raver

New York University, U.S.A.

Much of developmental and educational research regarding children's achievement in classroom contexts emphasizes the role of early language and math-related skills. In light of recent rigorous analyses by Duncan et al. (2007), this emphasis makes sense: Their analyses of several large, longitudinal-survey data sets suggest that much of the gap between high- versus low-achieving children's academic performance in third grade can be traced to differences in their literacy and math scores as early as kindergarten. This chapter argues for the intellectual and policy benefits of using a different lens through which to understand children's successes and difficulties in classroom and school contexts. Specifically, I consider ways that early learning may be bolstered or constrained not only by early cognitive skill, but also by children's emotional regulatory skills and by the emotional climates of classrooms and schools.

The following chapter first explores the key mechanisms by which children develop competent versus compromised emotion regulation, and the ways that children's emotion regulation may, in turn, support versus constrain learning in educational settings. In so doing, it outlines the neurobiological basis for why emotion regulation may matter for both academic and social success in school. It then considers the contexts of school settings from an emotional regulatory perspective, ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required