Self-Reg Blog

3 07, 2020

A Self-Reg View on Picky Eating

By | 2020-07-06T11:25:34+00:00 July 3rd, 2020|

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 [...]

26 06, 2020

Distance Hugs: My Self-Reg Stumbling Block

By | 2020-06-30T12:10:30+00:00 June 26th, 2020|

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 building a couple of times since [...]

3 06, 2020

Coronavirus Conversations: “The Revolution is Coming”

By | 2020-06-05T16:49:41+00:00 June 3rd, 2020|

It was one of my more enjoyable interviews. The interviewer had clearly done her homework. Each question that she asked – and more important, her follow-ups – revealed how deeply she had read in Self-Reg. But it was her last question that really stands out in my mind: “What [...]

26 05, 2020

Coronavirus Conversations: From “This” to “We” to “Me” and Back Again

By | 2020-05-26T07:47:46+00:00 May 26th, 2020|

Susan mentioned to me the other day that many people find it interesting to learn about the influences on my thinking about Self-Reg. Not just the biographical details, but the theoretical underpinnings of Self-Reg. The more I thought about this remark, the more I realized that it was time [...]

21 05, 2020

My List Of 10 Self-Reg Things That I’ve Learned

By | 2020-05-21T09:59:47+00:00 May 21st, 2020|

At the beginning of April, I read a wonderful blog post by Doug Peterson, where he shared ten things that he learned as a result of COVID-19. Doug's post inspired me to write one of my own. As our Coronavirus reality continues to exist, and as I seem to [...]

12 05, 2020

Coronavirus Conversations: Now is Not the Time to be Going Red Brain

By | 2020-05-18T13:36:26+00:00 May 12th, 2020|

I’ve recently been engaged in a very interesting exercise. I decided to read together, so that I could compare and contrast, Michael Tomasello’s A Natural History of Human Morality (2016) and Jonathan Sacks’ Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times (2020). I expected to find profound differences, given [...]

8 05, 2020

My Year of Math

By | 2020-05-07T15:13:02+00:00 May 8th, 2020|

By: Vicki Parnell “You’re doing WHAT? WHY?” “I feel anxious just thinking about that.” With reactions like this, you’d think I was I talking about going skydiving, wrestling with sharks, or conducting some kind of dangerous medical experiments on my body. Nothing that scary… I was merely taking university-level [...]

27 04, 2020

Feeling Tired (Again)? A Distance Learning Update On Some Possible Whys.

By | 2020-04-22T09:56:36+00:00 April 27th, 2020|

Back in 2016, I wrote one of my most well responded to blog posts on The MEHRIT Centre Blog. The post addresses that tired feeling that seems to deplete us even on the best of days, and how exploring this feeling through a Five Domains of Self-Reg lens might [...]

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