One Class At A Time: Jennifer Lambert

Posted at 9:02 PM, May 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-21 11:49:23-04

This week’s One Class at a Time recipient is Jennifer Lambert, an intervention coach at the Great Falls Public School Preschool.

She is giving her students the choice to calm down and regulate in a safe space.

The grant money of $250 will be used to buy books, bean bag chairs, camp chairs, pillows, and blankets for designated safe spaces.

At the preschool, they have embraced Conscious Discipline, and a major component of this is developing the skill of Self-Regulation.

The Safe Place is where dis-regulated students can safely regulate independently or with the help of a trusted adult.

The students are able to go through the 5 Steps of Self-Regulation: going to the safe place, calm down, identify emotions, choose a self-regulation tool, and problem solve.

“The importance of teaching kids self-regulation peace, we see a huge need for that now especially moving into kindergarten, if they have those skills, they’ll be prepared to learn,” she said.

She also added that these Self-Regulation skills will not only benefit the students over the course of their lifetime, but for society as a whole.