Sue Cowley - Marshmallows and Traffic Cops: Developing Self-Regulation

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In this webinar, Sue Cowley will explore the subject of self-regulation – what it is, how it develops and how you can support your students in learning to regulate their own behaviours. She will look at the importance of co-regulation and the giving of trust in developing self-regulation. She will share strategies that teachers and support staff can use to help their children build empathy and become more able to manage their own emotions.

During the webinar, Sue will consider the complex subject of motivation, examining questions about the use of rewards and consequences in settings, and looking at how educators can help children to build their intrinsic motivation to learn and behave. She will also share ideas for teachers to support children’s wellbeing during the current pandemic, building on the learning they have done at home as they return to settings.

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About Sue

Sue Cowley is a presenter, teacher trainer and author of 30 books on education. A qualified early years teacher, she has taught in primary and secondary schools. Sue’s bestseller Getting the Buggers to Behave has been translated into ten languages and is a set text at universities. Her first book How to Survive your First Year in Teaching is a firm favourite with new teachers.

Sue has written articles for numerous publications, including the TES, Teach Primary and Early Years Educator and she has featured in numerous education videos. She now combines writing with working internationally as a trainer and presenter.

Sue has helped to run her local early years setting for the last decade. Her latest books are The Ultimate Guide to Differentiation and The Ultimate Guide to Mark Making in the Early Years. Visit for more.

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