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.
A Self-Reg Start: What Do You Do?

A Self-Reg Start: What Do You Do?

While school didn’t start for students until today, educators across Ontario have been back in classrooms since on August 27th to get ready. I was lucky enough to meet up with my teaching partner, Paula, at a professional development opportunity a couple weeks...

10, 9, 8, 7… | A Self-Reg Look At Countdowns

10, 9, 8, 7… | A Self-Reg Look At Countdowns

Countdowns. As we’re approaching the middle of June, there’s no doubt about it that year-end countdowns will start soon. The warmer weather doesn’t help with this. I often say that the weather puts children into “summer mode,” and maybe it does the same for adults....

When And How Do Perceptions Matter?

When And How Do Perceptions Matter?

My teaching partner, Paula, and I spend a lot of time discussing Self-Reg. We often talk about our students, and what we’re noticing in the classroom.  Is their behaviour changing? Why might it be changing?What might be causing problems?How can we support...

Grieving Through The Five Domains

Grieving Through The Five Domains

This post was written on September 30, 2017. Ever since I read Stuart Shanker‘s Calm, Alert, and Learning, and then later took the Foundations 1 Course through The MEHRIT Centre, I’ve started to see my personal and professional world through a...

Reframing THAT Child

Reframing THAT Child

Here’s a statement that I’ve heard many times before: “I wonder how I’ll feel now that my child is in the same class as THAT child.” Another school year has begun, and as parents and students start to get to know classmates and find out more about them,...

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