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.
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

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 Argentina. He was...

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...

What Does It Really Mean To Restore?

What Does It Really Mean To Restore?

By: Nancy Niessen I thought I knew what Step 5 of Shanker Self-Reg was all about. As I delved into Step 5 more deeply in the Level 2 Facilitator Program, my understanding became fuzzy before becoming clear again. Step 5 is about restoring balance in all five of...

The Magic of Not Knowing

The Magic of Not Knowing

By: Louise Lamont We live in a world of duality where we use the language of opposites to describe our experiences and phenomena. In its essence and simplicity, the duality paradigm is endless in its descriptions of light/dark, good/evil, black/white, right/wrong,...

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