Because I have three children, I regularly visit doctor’s offices and hospital emergency rooms. Out of my three children, one of them has Type 1 diabetes and gets sick frequently. In fact, he gets so sick that he often has pain in his body from a build up of Ketones in his blood from high sugar levels. When he is very ill, the doctor will ask my child this question, “On a scale from one to ten, how would you describe your pain?” Not only will the doctor ask that question once, but he would ask it several times during our visit.
Since it is not easy to determine if students have reached emotional equilibrium, it is important to gather this information from the students instead of making assumptions. To do this effectively, I have created some emotion rating scale posters to hang in my office. Instead of using a clock or outward appearance, I will use these posters to help make a determination if the student has reached equilibrium.
Here are some examples of different emotional rating scale charts I have created. If you decide to use them, I would love to get some feedback!