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Stuart Shanker
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Susan Hopkins
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Aviva Dunsiger
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2605, 2020

Coronavirus Conversations: From “This” to “We” to “Me” and Back Again

By | May 26th, 2020|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Susan mentioned to me the other day that many people find it interesting to learn about the influences on my thinking about Self-Reg. Not just the biographical details, but the theoretical underpinnings of Self-Reg. [...]

2105, 2020

My List Of 10 Self-Reg Things That I’ve Learned

By | May 21st, 2020|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

At the beginning of April, I read a wonderful blog post by Doug Peterson, where he shared ten things that he learned as a result of COVID-19. Doug's post inspired me to write one [...]

1205, 2020

Coronavirus Conversations: Now is Not the Time to be Going Red Brain

By | May 12th, 2020|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I’ve recently been engaged in a very interesting exercise. I decided to read together, so that I could compare and contrast, Michael Tomasello’s A Natural History of Human Morality (2016) and Jonathan Sacks’ Morality: [...]

805, 2020

My Year of Math

By | May 8th, 2020|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

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 [...]

2704, 2020

Feeling Tired (Again)? A Distance Learning Update On Some Possible Whys.

By | April 27th, 2020|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Back in 2016, I wrote one of my most well responded to blog posts on The MEHRIT Centre Blog. The post addresses that tired feeling that seems to deplete us even on the best [...]

2304, 2020

Coronavirus Conversations: Meade’s Maxim

By | April 23rd, 2020|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

I am always asking Why. Even when the answer seems obvious, I’m driven to see whether it’s possible to delve deeper. Which is how I feel about those who are so eager to relax [...]

1604, 2020

Coronavirus Conversations: “Change can only happen when you are at your most uncomfortable”

By | April 16th, 2020|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

When I was 17 years old, I made one of those incredibly stupid and life-altering decisions that seventeen-year-olds are so prone to make. I was on track for playing basketball at an American university, [...]

804, 2020

Coronavirus Conversations: It’s All a Matter of Trust

By | April 8th, 2020|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |3 Comments

Early on in my university studies, I decided to dedicate myself fully to a life of toiling away in the service of the Blue Brain, little appreciating at the time that that was what [...]

204, 2020

Coronavirus Conversations: A Message that All Teens Need to Hear

By | April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

My goal in these “Coronavirus Conversations” is to relate Self-Reg ideas to various things that my family and I are going through: partly to share, partly to further my own learning. And the perfect [...]

2603, 2020

Coronavirus Conversations: Corona Partiers

By | March 26th, 2020|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |4 Comments

I wanted to share today the series of emotions that I went through when I read and thought about the corona partiers. First I felt anger. To paraphrase Jean Twenge’s point about the iGen [...]

2403, 2020

What’s Missing In The Learning Plans? A Self-Reg Look At A Coronavirus Reality.

By | March 24th, 2020|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Today we should be going back to school. We should be hearing the exciting stories about March Break vacations, playdates, and adventures. Everyone in kindergarten always has something to share. Many kids will be eager to see [...]

1903, 2020

Self-Reg Diaries with Susan & Siena Hopkins

By | March 19th, 2020|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

The MEHRIT Centre's Executive Director, Susan Hopkins talks with her daughter Siena about our current situation with COVID-19. They chat about how talking with kids helps, and how we can help them (and they can [...]

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: , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

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 [...]

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