Well Said: Teaching self-regulation in the classroom

In this week's podcast, a Carolina research scientist talks about teaching self-regulation skills.

Self-regulation skills in childhood can be predictors of long-term outcomes from economic success to risks for substance use.

Fortunately, they are skills that can be taught in the classroom the same way schools teach literacy.

In this week’s episode, we’re talking about why self-regulation is important and how to teach the skills with Desiree Murray, a senior research scientist and associate director of research at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, who recently published a report on self-regulation as part of a collaboration with researchers at Duke’s Center for Child and Family Policy.

Join us every Wednesday for the University’s podcast as we talk with Carolina’s newsmakers and experts. Each episode, students, faculty, staff and alumni will discuss what’s going on in classrooms, labs and around campus, and how it pertains to the local, national and international headlines.

Read a transcript of this episode.