Self-Reg Community

Contributions on the Self-Reg Community blog page come from various members of our TMC team and folks in our Self-Reg Foundations program.
Self-Reg, Teens and Awareness

Self-Reg, Teens and Awareness

By: Laura Cesaroni I love all things Self-Reg and approach the people I work with through this lens. Understanding how the brain, body, and relationships impact experiences and the world they live in has been an effective process to support children, teens, families,...

Liz’s 10 Self-Reg Lessons Learned

Liz’s 10 Self-Reg Lessons Learned

By: Liz Shepherd Now embarking on my 5th year with The MEHRIT Centre, I have come a long way in my Self-Reg learning. No longer do I see misbehaviour, but instead stress behaviour. No longer do I view the world through a self-control lens. No longer do I see the world...

The Gift of Virtual Teaching

The Gift of Virtual Teaching

By Heather Bredin I have always wanted to create a classroom environment that communicates safety and promotes self-expression and respect. But when the COVID-19 virus hit the world, our goals shifted to a different kind of safety: physical safety from the...

My Year of Math

My Year of Math

By: Vicki Parnell “You’re doing WHAT? WHY?” “I feel anxious just thinking about that.” With reactions like this, you’d think I was I talking about going skydiving, wrestling with sharks, or conducting some kind of dangerous medical experiments on my body. Nothing that...

Making a Judgement Call

Making a Judgement Call

By: Brigid Berry Recognizing stressors can be tricky.  We are not mind-readers nor can we memorize a list of possible stressors and access them immediately.  Time constraints, distractions and expectations can hamper our ability to readily identify and...

Reframing My “Meltdown”

Reframing My “Meltdown”

By: Lindsay Hayes, Program Assistant Mentor, Pembina Hills School Division I love my job, but this week was hard. Really hard. Like so many people around me, the load is feeling heavy. We have a lot going on right now in our professional and personal lives with budget...

Compliance ~ A Principal’s Perspective

Compliance ~ A Principal’s Perspective

By: Arlene Robinson Rules, rules rules... we expect all to comply to the rules of school. This is for the best of everyone right? Sometimes the rules support, but not all of the time - particularly when the rules are not accessible in the moment.  Sometimes they...

Step Away From the Stickers

Step Away From the Stickers

By: Lisa Cranston, EdD Jenni and her mother pull up in front of the school.  Jenni started kindergarten two weeks ago and every day when her mother drops her off, the separation is marked by tears and screaming.  Jenni’s mom reminds her, “Remember – no tears...

Self-Reg ~ Not Just for Kids

Self-Reg ~ Not Just for Kids

By Lisa Cranston, EdD Just like children, adults have emotional storms and we need that feeling of safety and security found through interpersonal relationships so that we can return to calm. One time this truly hit home for me was when my husband and I were living in...

Reframing Francis

Reframing Francis

By Sonia Gregory, Teaching Principal, Chief Paul Niditchie School Dr. Stuart Shanker says, “See a child differently, see a different child.” This is such a beautiful concept in Self-Reg. It seems so simple, but what does it really mean to reframe a child’s...

Reframe Friday: YOU are the strategy!

Reframe Friday: YOU are the strategy!

By: Lindsay Hayes As I reflect back on the past couple of months supporting our wonderful students and staff across our school division, I find myself using one particular line over and over, “It’s you, you are the strategy.”  This sentence resonated so much when...

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