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

Coronavirus Conversations: Corona Partiers

Coronavirus Conversations: Corona Partiers

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 (the “internet generation”), it is tempting to see corona partying as the...

Self-Reg Diaries with Susan & Siena Hopkins

Self-Reg Diaries with Susan & Siena Hopkins

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 help us) Self-Regulate. Watch the series below or on our...

Who Are Your Hidden Self-Reg Champions?

Who Are Your Hidden Self-Reg Champions?

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 minute, Miss Dunsiger?” Oh no! The minute that she told me...

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...

Why Does Play Elicit A Stress Response?

Why Does Play Elicit A Stress Response?

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 is a child’s work — but this...

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...

X