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.
My Dysregulated Day … And How I Almost Missed It

My Dysregulated Day … And How I Almost Missed It

The more that you learn about Self-Reg, the more that it seems to govern your views of everything in your life. Sometimes I’m sure that Stuart Shanker‘s questions of, “Why?” and “Why now?” never leave my head. And yet, no matter how much we’ve learned about Self-Reg,...

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 ago,...

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 our students...

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