Blog

Check out our blog feed for the latest news in Self-Reg, or read articles by a specific author.

Authors

Stuart Shanker

Susan Hopkins

Aviva Dunsiger

John Hoffman

Self-Reg Community

Articles

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...

And the Parenting Advice Just Keeps on Coming

And the Parenting Advice Just Keeps on Coming

Advice for parents is seldom in short supply. But this September, as kids return to school amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve noticed an uptick in parenting advice, and mental health advice in general. In 10 minutes on social media this morning I saw posts about: •...

Reframing The Coronavirus: A Tale Of Empathy

Reframing The Coronavirus: A Tale Of Empathy

As everyone in education knows right now, schools in the midst of a pandemic look a whole lot different than they did before. My teaching partner, Paula, and I continue to play around with our classroom set-up to help "scale that condo wall" and find possibilities in...

Buying A Kindle: My COVID-19 Self-Reg Story

Buying A Kindle: My COVID-19 Self-Reg Story

At the beginning of May, I bought a Kindle. This might not seem like a really big deal. I've been reading e-Books for a while now. When Kindle and Kobo e-Readers became popular, I was skeptical. I love to read, and do a huge amount of reading especially in the...

A Self-Reg View on Picky Eating

A Self-Reg View on Picky Eating

When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time sitting at the table after dinner, after everyone else had been excused, staring at a glass of milk I didn’t want to drink. That’s probably when my interest in picky eating started. I now realize that I wasn’t that picky as a...

Distance Hugs: My Self-Reg Stumbling Block

Distance Hugs: My Self-Reg Stumbling Block

School’s over. And with distance learning for the past three months, and “school” operating through a computer or tablet screen since the end of March, these words seem to take on a very different meaning. My teaching partner, Paula, and I only entered the school...

Coronavirus Conversations: Unpacking Step 4

Coronavirus Conversations: Unpacking Step 4

This seems to be happening to me quite a lot these days. Susan asked me a question during a filming session that seemed innocuous enough, but in fact, pushed me to think hard about a core Self-Reg concept. The short version of her question was: “What is the difference...

X