Educational or Curriculum

Hunter and His Amazing Remote Control

Initiative Description: Hunter has a series of lessons with accompanying activities that use the metaphor of a television remote control to help students regulate behavior. Students can pause, change channels (tune in after becoming distracted), fast forward (to anticipate consequences), rewind (to consider alternate options when behavior goes awry), use slow motion (to talk about emotions), coach (to use self-talk), zap (to stop negative thinking), and “way to go” (to self-affirm).

Study Results: Outcomes showed improved self-control for all participants.

Reference: Garrett, K. J., & Giddings, K. (2014). Improving Impulse Control: Using an Evidence-Based Practice Approach. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 11(1/2), 73–83.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars  Good