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Stuart Shanker
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2502, 2020

Who Are Your Hidden Self-Reg Champions?

By | February 25th, 2020|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Thursday morning. The kids were just entering, unpacking, and getting ready to head out with us to the back field. That's when a teacher arrived at the classroom door. "Can I speak to you for a [...]

3101, 2020

Reframe Friday: YOU are the strategy!

By | January 31st, 2020|Categories: Self-Reg Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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, [...]

2101, 2020

A Missing Flyer Was All It Took: A Self-Reg View Of My Mini-Meltdown

By | January 21st, 2020|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |6 Comments

Last week, I had my own mini-adult temper tantrum. It was the end of the day on Thursday, and as part of our current phase of Work-To-Rule, we all need to be out of the [...]

1712, 2019

Making a Judgement Call

By | December 17th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

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 [...]

1212, 2019

From Santa Claus To The Elf On The Shelf: Does “Big Brother” Need To Be Watching Us?

By | December 12th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |13 Comments

I didn't grow up celebrating Christmas. As many of my friends and classmates prepared for the holidays with a Christmas tree and stories of Santa Claus, I lit the candles on the menorah. Sometimes Hanukkah [...]

1012, 2019

Reframing My “Meltdown”

By | December 10th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

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 [...]

312, 2019

Compliance ~ A Principal’s Perspective

By | December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |4 Comments

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 - [...]

1911, 2019

My Titanic Connection: An Office Visit That Resulted In Reflections On Building Relationships

By | November 19th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |6 Comments

Friday. My teaching partner was away for an appointment, and I had duty and period 5 prep. We also wanted to have students help us switch around our building space and begin to create a school [...]

2910, 2019

Finally it Comes Together! Self-Reg helps us understand what we already know

By | October 29th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The more I learn about Self-Reg and the brain/body science of stress, the more I have been struck by the same thought over and over. Self-Reg explains things I’ve sort of known for years, but [...]

2210, 2019

Why Does Play Elicit A Stress Response?

By | October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |10 Comments

As many people know, I'm a strong advocate for play-based learning. Real, authentic, student-driven and led play. Free play. I've called this play many things over the years, including "free exploration time" and "work time" -- for play [...]

810, 2019

Put Those Tears Away: Notes from the first week of kindergarten

By | October 8th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

By: Heather Bredin I was standing by the fence, holding a child's hand. He was crying. Loudly. And he'd been crying loudly for the last 3 hours.  "I miss my Mommy!" He choked out for the [...]

110, 2019

“If I Run, Will I Go To Heaven?”: Self-Reg And The Terry Fox Run

By | October 1st, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

This is my 19th year of teaching. I've taught at 8 schools in our Board, and worked with hundreds of students. But sometimes, no matter what previous experiences you may have had, a child's comment [...]

2409, 2019

Self-Reg ~ Not Just for Kids

By | September 24th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , |5 Comments

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 [...]

1009, 2019

Reframing Francis

By | September 10th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |4 Comments

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 [...]

2708, 2019

A Self-Reg Look At “Preparing Kids”: Is It Time To Change The Conversation?

By | August 27th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |3 Comments

As we go back into the classroom this week to get ready for school, I'm doing some thinking around a phrase that I hear quite frequently in educational circles: the need to "prepare children" for the [...]

2208, 2019

Four Areas of Focus for Growth-Promoting Relationship Building in Schools

By | August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In this vlog, Susan Hopkins applies the Energy-Centred Teaching (ECT) model that she first developed with Dr. Stuart Shanker in 2017 to offer a fresh way of thinking about priorities for the start of the [...]

3007, 2019

How Do You Build Classes?: When Connections Matter Most

By | July 30th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |4 Comments

Recently, I shared my Self-Reg journey on The MEHRIT Centre Website. As I mentioned in my profile here, I now find myself seeing everything through a Self-Reg lens. I was reminded of this recently, as [...]

1007, 2019

A Self-Reg Lens on Freedom ~ Part Three: In Pursuit of Liberty AND Freedom

By | July 10th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In Self-Reg, we want to have it both ways: preserve Liberty as a birthright and ensure that everyone can become free. If the price of Democracy is that certain individuals, businesses, or political actors are [...]

807, 2019

A Self-Reg Lens of Freedom ~ Part Two: Freedom is in Peril ~ Now more than ever

By | July 8th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Even if you feel strongly that Liberty is an inalienable right – and as we saw in Democracy is in Peril ~ Again, not everyone does – the same cannot be said for freedom: at [...]

507, 2019

A Self-Reg Lens on Freedom ~ Part 1: The Paradox of Democracy

By | July 5th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

The new biopic of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, On the Basis of Sex, instantly provoked a heated controversy. In the trailer for the film, the young RBG (who is suing the government for sex discrimination) stands [...]

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