In daily situations it is important and useful to know what you are doing as a person, and then whether or not to change the course of action. Self-observation can be seen as a personal navigation system. In the example below, there is a feeling and motivation registration. Feelings play an important role in self-regulating learning. It is important to be aware of one's own feelings and to change them.
A Brussels teacher noticed that children do not always find it easy to express their feelings. Especially at the beginning of the school year, when the bond of trust is not yet in place. A new class, a new teacher, etc. Sometimes it's difficult for children to talk about what's bothering them. That is why the teacher went looking for a tool to make that first step easier. On Pinterest, for example, the teacher found the feeling guys. The males stick to the cupboard with a magnet. When the children have something to worry about, for example after playtime, they can go and get a man that fits their feelings: sad, or just very happy. They stick the male to their couch and can signal that there is something wrong.
The emotional men and similar methods are mainly used in nursery education and the first two degrees of primary education.
Gevoelsmannetjes. (2019). Geraadpleegd op 19 mei 2019 via https://www.pinterest.com/pin/354517801892933020/