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 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, there always...

Ending The Year On A Self-Reg Note

Ending The Year On A Self-Reg Note

The other morning before school started, I was sitting down to organize items to go into the OSR. I like to organize everything first, and then start filing. I had two HUGE Ziplocs full of things that need to be filed. As I started to put Communications of Learning...

The Day I Knew That I Found A Self-Reg Haven

The Day I Knew That I Found A Self-Reg Haven

Since entering Rousseau School, I’ve felt as though I’ve walked into a Self-Reg Haven. It’s hard to describe what makes it that way.  Maybe it’s the fact that the hallways are always quiet.Maybe it’s the absence of yelling.Maybe it’s the camaraderie that you see...

The Day I Was Dysregulated

The Day I Was Dysregulated

Thursday was an interesting day. It was my 20-minute prep day, which changes our classroom schedule, as we stay outside longer in the morning, and then come in for our meeting time and to continue with our regular routine. We work on a Day 1-5 schedule at our school,...

Feeling Tired? Could This Be Why?

Feeling Tired? Could This Be Why?

The other day, my teaching partner and I had a wonderful day at school. At the end of the day, as we reflected on how things went and some possible plans for the next day, we both remarked on how tired we felt. This got us thinking. With it being such a positive,...

When Listening To Kids Means Changing Plans

When Listening To Kids Means Changing Plans

On Friday, my teaching partner and I had this great plan. After some movement activities in the Music Room with one of my prep coverage teachers, we were going to come back to the classroom, have a quick Brain Break, and then I would do a short mini-lesson extending...

Reframing Behaviour At Recess Time

Reframing Behaviour At Recess Time

I was on recess duty the other day, and a Grade 2 student came up to me to say that another child kicked her as a group of them were playing together on the car (a large, toy car in the middle of the playground area). She couldn’t remember the student’s name, but she...

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