Aviva Dunsiger

Aviva Dunsiger has been the Portal Plus Moderator for close to a year now and just finished the Foundations Certification Program. 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. Aviva is excited to contribute a monthly post on The MEHRIT Centre Blog.
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...

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...

Thoughts On Teaching While Angry

Thoughts On Teaching While Angry

I recently read John Hoffman‘s wonderful blog post about Thoughts On Parenting While Angry. I was really taken by this post, as I realized that it’s not just parents that have these moments. Educators can also have them. I remember one of these moments...

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