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Stuart Shanker
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Susan Hopkins
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Aviva Dunsiger
Aviva Dunsiger
John Hoffman
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1009, 2019

Reframing Francis

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

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: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |2 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: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

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 [...]

207, 2019

A Self-Reg Look At The Broken Internet: Our Day Without Wifi

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

Yesterday started as my day often does, beginning to get materials organized for the week and setting up the classroom space prior to the start of Before Care. Soon after I started though, I noticed [...]

2506, 2019

A Self-Reg Lens on Men’s Role in Women’s Safety

By | June 25th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

I feel like I’m wading into risky territory here, but I want to talk about the concept of safety, in terms of women’s experiences and relationships with men. There is a big-picture aspect to this [...]

1206, 2019

A Self-Reg Lens on Democracy Part 3: Creating a Just Society

By | June 12th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

Authoritarianism feeds off the feelings of hopelessness that obdurate social problems produce. The despair that Democracy will never be able to overcome its failings; that the majority of the citizenry lack the fortitude to make [...]

1006, 2019

A Self-Reg Lens on Democracy Part 2: We Have Met the Enemy

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

The first step in any Self-Reg undertaking is to understand the conceptual distinctions that we are dealing with. In this case, we might begin with the democratic versus authoritarian view of strong society. According to [...]

706, 2019

A Self-Reg Lens on Democracy Part 1: Democracy is in Peril ~ Again

By | June 7th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |3 Comments

If ever there was a time to heed Santayana’s warning, this is it. It is tempting to dismiss what is happening in the US today as an aberration. This might be true in some respects; [...]

1405, 2019

Thoughts On Teaching While Angry

By | May 14th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |4 Comments

I recently read John Hoffman's wonderful blog post about Thoughts On Parenting While Angry. I was really taken by this post, as I realized that it's not just parents that have these moments. Educators can [...]

705, 2019

Self-Reg, Social Justice & Democracy

By | May 7th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

The Future Lies in the Hands of Self-Reg Parents, Schools, and Communities I first started thinking about social justice and democracy when I was 16 years old. I had just attended a political rally where [...]

2304, 2019

Thoughts on Parenting While Angry

By | April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|2 Comments

One of the biggest challenges in raising kids is learning to parent well—OK, reasonably well—when you’re angry. Raising children is inherently emotional. And that means we’re sometimes parenting under the influence of anger and its [...]

1604, 2019

Welcome To Wormville: Engaging In Some Springtime Self-Reg

By | April 16th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |6 Comments

As a child, I loved worms. I remember collecting them off my driveway after a good rain, and digging for them in the mud at other times during the year. There was something so wonderful [...]

904, 2019

Battling Brunch: How Do You Respond To Negativity?

By | April 9th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |14 Comments

One of my favourite things to do on the weekend is to go out for brunch, especially with family members or friends. It often becomes the perfect time to connect with people. After my subitizing [...]

204, 2019

Learning and Letting Go in a Japanese Bathhouse

By | April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog, Self-Reg Community|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

By Melissa Raine During a recent ski holiday in Japan, I had the opportunity to experience an onsen, a hot springs pool where the venerable Japanese tradition of communal bathing is practiced. Bathers are often [...]

2603, 2019

Here’s To A House With The Most: A Self-Reg Look At Our Dramatic Play Space

By | March 26th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

As a Kindergarten teacher, I understand the value of dramatic play. I know that students communicate much of their thinking and learning in this way. There are so many opportunities for oral language, including the development [...]

1903, 2019

Part 3: Considering The Different Kinds of “Why?”

By | March 19th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Self-Reg educator or parent seeks to understand, rather than manage a child’s behaviour. In effect, what is being reframed here is what it means to see the Kindergarten teacher as a professional and not a glorified [...]

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