Blog 2018-03-15T10:51:00+00:00
Stuart Shanker
Stuart Shanker
Susan Hopkins
Susan Hopkins
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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: , , , , , |8 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 [...]

1007, 2018

12 Self-Reg Misconceptions

By | July 10th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Do you think you understand Self-Reg? Are you sure? Stuart Shanker and Susan Hopkins have come across a number of misconceptions about Self-Reg over the past few years. They deconstruct 12 of them in this [...]

607, 2018

Roberta Reflects On Self-Reg, Hope, and the Difference One Year Can Make

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

Towards the end of 3 wonderful days working in Alert Bay, British Columbia, I asked Roberta, one of the most inspiring teachers that I've worked with over the last few years, if I could ask [...]

507, 2018

Those Hazy Crazy Days of SRSS

By | July 5th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Just about three years ago today I stood in a parking lot at Trent University waiting for Susan Hopkins. It was the day before the very first Self-Reg Summer Symposium and Susan and I were [...]

2806, 2018

Unmotivated or Hooked? The Worrisome Pull Towards “Just One More Episode”

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

The other night I “pulled the plug” on Netflix for good. It was an easy decision after I used a Self-Reg lens to reframe a parenting problem I’d been struggling with for several months. Here’s [...]

2606, 2018

Caregiver Burnout: Recognizing the Mounting Stressors

By | June 26th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|1 Comment

By: Nancy Niessen I don’t know a lot about caregiver burnout when it comes to elderly family members. It’s something I plan to read up on because I feel like I’m experiencing it these days. [...]

1906, 2018

The Self-Reg View of: Freedom

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

Balance ⊢ Freedom I am still trying to understand the meaning of what we saw on the weekend of March 24, 2018: the March for our Lives. Teens around the world, rising up against – what [...]