An important philosophy has become ingrained into the culture at Evergreen Public School in Kenora. The idea of “self-regulation” was introduced into the Ontario kindergarten curriculum and teachers at Evergreen wanted that to continue past kindergarten. In 2015 with the help of some funding and working with the “guru of [...]
Stress and anxiety can cause serious behavioural problems for children. In fact, Kids Matter, an Australian government initiative, focusing on kids mental health estimates '1 in 7 school-age children has a mental health problem, like anxiety, depression and behaviour problems, but only 1 in 4 gets the help they need'. Expert in [...]
Helping our children understand and regulate their emotions is one of the most important things we can do as parents. But it’s not always easy when they’ve just thrown tomato sauce all over your white work shirt. Dr. Stuart Shanker, founder of the MEHRIT Centre, has developed a five-step process that [...]
When a child is too excited, when they're throwing a tantrum, or can't calm down and sleep, what is the best way to handle it? Dr. Stuart Shanker explains the difference between self-regulation and self-control, and how Self-Reg can help everyone to remember what it feels like to be calm. [...]
In this three-part Self-Reg series, Self-Reggers in association with The MEHRIT Centre discussed important topics in self-regulation and education on the Morning Show for CHEX Peterborough. Part 1: What is Self-Reg, and why should we care? with Dr. Stuart Shanker September 12, 2018 How is Self-Reg changing how we teach [...]
In this series of short videos Susan Hopkins looks at six role areas in education, and offers six signs that practitioners in each of those roles are practicing Self-Reg. Watch the series below or on our YouTube channel here. Introduction Susan introduces the series by explaining how the name of [...]
In her Opinion piece for YorkRegion.com, Dr. Laura Cesaroni of the Family Education Resource Network of York Region writes about how Self-Reg can help parents break the negative stress cycle with their children and strength the parent-child bond. Read the full article here.
With terms like self-regulation being thrown around like confetti in education these days, the true meaning of such important approaches can become watered-down and lose effectiveness. In this discussion, Dr. Stuart Shanker is interviewed by Morgane Michael of the Kindsight 101 podcast. They explore 5 actionable ways to implement self-regulation [...]
Do you think you understand Self-Reg? Are you sure? Stuart Shanker and Susan Hopkins have come across a number of misconceptions about Self-Reg over the past few years. They deconstruct 12 of them in this video blog series. You can watch the videos at the links below or on our YouTube [...]
Dr. Shanker and Susan Hopkins were interviewed on Global News Morning in Halifax to talk about why we are so passionate about bringing more #SelfReg to teachers in Nova Scotia. Watch the full interview below or right here.