Aviva Dunsiger

Previously our Portal Plus Moderator and now our Co-Reg Community Facilitator, Aviva Dunsiger has been an active Self-Reg blogger for a number of years. She has taught everything from Kindergarten to Grade 6 and enjoys blogging about her teaching and learning experiences. She blogs professionally on her blog, Living Avivaloca.
Reframing The Coronavirus: A Tale Of Empathy

Reframing The Coronavirus: A Tale Of Empathy

As everyone in education knows right now, schools in the midst of a pandemic look a whole lot different than they did before. My teaching partner, Paula, and I continue to play around with our classroom set-up to help "scale that condo wall" and find possibilities in...

Buying A Kindle: My COVID-19 Self-Reg Story

Buying A Kindle: My COVID-19 Self-Reg Story

At the beginning of May, I bought a Kindle. This might not seem like a really big deal. I've been reading e-Books for a while now. When Kindle and Kobo e-Readers became popular, I was skeptical. I love to read, and do a huge amount of reading especially in the...

Distance Hugs: My Self-Reg Stumbling Block

Distance Hugs: My Self-Reg Stumbling Block

School’s over. And with distance learning for the past three months, and “school” operating through a computer or tablet screen since the end of March, these words seem to take on a very different meaning. My teaching partner, Paula, and I only entered the school...

Who Are Your Hidden Self-Reg Champions?

Who Are Your Hidden Self-Reg Champions?

Thursday morning. The kids were just entering, unpacking, and getting ready to head out with us to the back field. That’s when a teacher arrived at the classroom door. “Can I speak to you for a minute, Miss Dunsiger?” Oh no! The minute that she told me...

Why Does Play Elicit A Stress Response?

Why Does Play Elicit A Stress Response?

As many people know, I’m a strong advocate for play-based learning. Real, authentic, student-driven and led play. Free play. I’ve called this play many things over the years, including “free exploration time” and “work time” — for play is a child’s work — but this...

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