Blog 2018-03-15T10:51:00+00:00
Stuart Shanker
Stuart Shanker
Susan Hopkins
Susan Hopkins
Aviva Dunsiger
Aviva Dunsiger
John Hoffman
John Hoffman
Self-Reg Community
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3010, 2018

What’s Different (and So Great) About Self-Reg

By | October 30th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|1 Comment

As a journalist, researcher and father, I have been studying the fascinating, messy world of child development for 30 years. I’ve had many aha moments, and surprising insights over the years, but in the past [...]

2310, 2018

What Does It Really Mean To Restore?

By | October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|3 Comments

By: Nancy Niessen I thought I knew what Step 5 of Shanker Self-Reg was all about. As I delved into Step 5 more deeply in the Level 2 Facilitator Program, my understanding became fuzzy before [...]

1610, 2018

Stressors Experienced by Parents Raising “Differently Wired” Children

By | October 16th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|1 Comment

By: Vicki Parnell Lost papers…missed meetings…kids showing up at school without the right supplies… I have been “that parent,” and I often wonder what our lives looked like to the educators who worked with my [...]

910, 2018

Step Away From the Stickers

By | October 9th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|8 Comments

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 [...]

210, 2018

How I Was Able to Help My Daughter Survive Using My Traditions & Self-Reg

By | October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|0 Comments

By: Jessica Chisholm I would like to acknowledge the elders for their teachings as I share and continue to learn on our journey of Self-Reg. As an ECE, I’m able to provide support to children [...]

2509, 2018

Is That Table for THAT? Unexpected Connections in the Prosocial Domain

By | September 25th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|0 Comments

My teaching partner, Paula, and I have been spending a lot of time in the past few weeks observing how our students use the classroom. Sometimes we just stand back and observe the room, and [...]

1809, 2018

The Magic of Not Knowing

By | September 18th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|2 Comments

By: Louise Lamont We live in a world of duality where we use the language of opposites to describe our experiences and phenomena. In its essence and simplicity, the duality paradigm is endless in its [...]

1309, 2018

Concerned About Your Child’s Behaviour? Don’t Do This

By | September 13th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

When people ask me for advice about how to deal with a challenging behavioural issue from a child, I always start with my personal “Rule #1.” Whatever else you do, try not to make it [...]

609, 2018

Stranger Danger

By | September 6th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

In this vlog, Susan applies a Self-Reg lens to the question of whether or not giving children the message that strangers are dangerous really makes them safer. She shares her personal opinion that it might [...]

409, 2018

A Self-Reg Start: What Do You Do?

By | September 4th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|1 Comment

While school didn't start for students until today, educators across Ontario have been back in classrooms since on August 27th to get ready. I was lucky enough to meet up with my teaching partner, Paula, [...]

3008, 2018

Self-Reg Schools: The 6 x 6 Series

By | August 30th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

In this series of short videos Susan Hopkins looks at six role areas in education, and offers six signs that practitioners in each of those roles are practicing Self-Reg. Watch the series below or on [...]

2808, 2018

Developing Stress Awareness: My Mother’s and My Own

By | August 28th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

By: Nancy Niessen As I was pondering writing a post about Step 4 of Shanker Self-Reg, I began to reflect on stressors in the different domains for both my mother and I on the days [...]

2108, 2018

The Seven Habits of Self-Reg Parents

By | August 21st, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , |9 Comments

As most of us know, parenting is an experience in which the learning never stops. Sometimes, the best way to gauge your progress as a parent is to stop and look back at how things [...]

1608, 2018

Be Who You Are

By | August 16th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

In this personal vlog, Susan talks about neurodiversity, “weirdness” and individuality. She explains how her thinking about "normal" has changed and broadened over the years, and also relates an anecdote about a situation where her [...]

3107, 2018

Making Sense of the Scents: My Dysregulating Self-Reg Experience

By | July 31st, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Today I went for a pedicure. I love pedicures! There's something so wonderful about getting your feet massaged, feeling the warm water on your toes, and then leaving with a beautiful new nail colour. When [...]

2607, 2018

Two Big Takeaways from SRSS 2018

By | July 26th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Well, it was yet another amazing Self-Reg Summer Symposium this year! My head is still spinning with some of the things I saw and heard, and the people I met. I wanted to share my [...]

2407, 2018

How Many Children in the Dramatic Play Centre?

By | July 24th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

By: Lisa Cranston, Ed.D. When I first began teaching kindergarten many years ago, my teaching partner and I spent the summer setting up the classroom with a wide variety of learning centres – block play, [...]

1907, 2018

Temper-Mindful: The Sweet & Subtle Wisdom of Chocolate

By | July 19th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

By: Susan Plummer Over the years I have tried to meditate many times using various techniques, including listening to tapes and soothing music, looking at a flickering candle, using alternate nostril breathing and many more. [...]

1707, 2018

Will Self-Reg Fix My Relationship With…?

By | July 17th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

By: Nancy Niessen Shortly after writing my first blog for TMC, Reframing is Ageless, I had a challenging encounter with a particular relative. The big emotions I was feeling were an indicator of my stress [...]

1207, 2018

Does It Take Just a Minute To Make a Difference?

By | July 12th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Sometimes I realize how quickly things can change. Everything is going well, until it's not. Before I took the Foundations 1 Course, I remember having many conversations with educators and administrators about students in my [...]