Self-Reg for Educators

This page contains a collection of Self-Reg resources for educators. You will find courses and other hand-selected information relating to Self-Reg in education.


Self-Reg Foundations Certificate Program |May 6

Our flagship Self-Reg Foundations Certificate Program has been a game-changer for thousands of learners, bringing them to an entirely new understanding of what makes people tick. Join Stuart Shanker and Susan Hopkins as they take you deep into the science of self-regulation and stress, including the brain/body stress system, how stress affects children’s behaviour and the importance of relationships in self-regulation and learning. 

Leadership for Self-Reg Schools Certificate Program| May 6

School leaders today are confronted with behavioural, emotional, and cognitive challenges far in excess of what their predecessors had to contend with. The Leadership for Self-Reg School Certificate Program has been developed specifically for school leaders: with the knowledge and guidelines needed for their school to become a centre of deep learning, in all its many facets.

Self-Reg in Early Childhood Development Program| July 8

The Self-Reg in Early Childhood Development Certificate Program explores child development from birth to age 10 and is relevant for anyone who has or works with young children, neurodiverse children, challenging children or children with special rights or needs. Learn the core underpinnings of Self-Reg and why we truly believe that there is no such thing as a bad kid.


Self-Reg 101 For All | $600/team

Moving away from a classroom focus, this PLS series will focus on Self-Reg 101 for any group looking to understand and manage stress. Be that corporate, law enforcement, legal, government or research teams, Susan Hopkins will guide you through both the 5 Domains (Biological, Emotion, Cognitive, Social & Prosocial) and the 5 Steps (Reframe, Recognize, Reduce, Reflect & Respond) of the Shanker Self-Reg® Framework. 

The Shanker Method 101 | $600/team

Designed to build on the Self-Reg Framework 101 series or be taken as a stand alone offering, this webinar-based course dives into the 5-Step Shanker Method® at the heart of Self-Reg Practice with the 5 Steps. Reframe the behaviour. Recognize & Reduce the Stressors. Reflect: enhance stress awareness. Respond: develop personal strategies for resilience and restoration. 

Self-Reg Framework 101 | $600/team

This webinar series, hosted by Dr. Susan Hopkins, explains the science and theory behind Self-Reg, focusing on being a stress detective in the 5 Domains of stressors: Biological, Emption, Cognitive, Social & Prosocial. Explore the impact these stressors have on the stressloads of the children and staff in our care. Reducing these energy zapping stressors frees up valuable energy for learning. 

Feeling Stressed: A Self-Reg Course for Teens | $50-$600

Feeling Stressed is a new TMC course that will help teenagers truly understand stress and how they are influenced by it, while giving them the tools to respond to, and even thrive in the face of the stresses in their lives.

Individual, full class, or full school pricing available. Available now!


Infosheet: Self-Reg for Elementary Teachers

Check out this great infosheet for a snapshot of Shanker Self-Reg® for Teachers. Learn what Self-Reg is all about, the 5 Steps and the roots of Self-Reg practice.

Infosheet: Schools as "Self-Reg Havens"

Every Self-Reg Haven that I visit is the same: filled with happy, smiling students and educators. A Self-Reg Haven is a school in which everyone, students and staff, feel emotionally as well as physically safe.

Self-Reg Schools 6 x 6 Series

In this series of short videos Susan Hopkins looks at the importance of every adult in a child’s school life; teachers, leaders, specialists, EAs, support staff & bus drivers. 

Self-Reg School Toolkit

The Self-Reg School Toolkit™ was developed to address the need for tools and resources to support those who work in school environments incorporate Self-Reg in their educational practice. Individual Tools Here.

Paradigm Revolution Self-Reg in Schools & Communities

Stemming from Dr. Shanker’s Self-Reg Summer Symposium Keynote. This blog & infosheet dive into how we must overthrow the traditional deterministic, self-control mindsets in our schools and communities in favour of a Self-Reg lens.

Self-Reg 10 Lessons Learned

Drs Stuart Shanker & Susan Hopkins’ list of 10 key lessons learned in applying Self-Reg in the classroom and the world beyond. 

Recognize the Stressors Graphic

Practice 2 of The Shanker Method® is Recognize the Stressors. We must be stress detectives and ask ‘why?’ and ‘why now?’ searching for the dynamic and multiplying system of stressors impacting our students.

Blog: Step Away From the Stickers

by Lisa Cranston

In one of our most popular blogs, Lisa Cranston discusses the perils of sticker charts, reward and punishment, and how Self-Reg, not self-control, is what these kids need.

Blog: Coronavirus Conversations: It’s All a Matter of Trust

by Stuart Shanker

The early educator plays an absolutely critical role in helping a child develop the capacity to trust in adults other than their caregivers. And it is up to later teachers to meet this ongoing need, not just nurturing the child or youth’s capacity to feel trust, but more important, helping them to become someone who is trusted.

Four Areas of Focus for Growth-Promoting Relationship Building in Schools

In this vlog, Susan Hopkins applies the Energy-Centred Teaching (ECT) model that she first developed with Dr. Stuart Shanker in 2017 to offer a fresh way of thinking about priorities for the start of the school year.

Thoughts On Teaching While Angry

by Aviva Dunsiger

Educators, parents, administrators: we’re all human. We all have bad days. In this blog get Aviva’s thoughts on teaching while angry and how Self-Reg can help you in those moments.

Understanding Stress Behaviour for Teachers

Self-Reg shows us that there is a HUGE difference between misbehaviour and stress behaviour. It’s critical for teachers to understand this distinction, and that behaviour is the child’s way of communicating with you.

The Self-Reg View of: “Diagnosing” Oppositional Defiant Disorder

I had just finished a long morning session and was stopped on my way out by a woman in obvious distress. She told me her 8-year-old son had just been diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and she didn’t know what to do…



Self-Reg Schools: A Handbook for Educators

Learn how to incorporate Self-Reg into classroom practices and a process of ongoing learning that will help not only your students, but yourself as an educator. Check out our Self-Reg Schools Handbook bookclubs on Facebook.

Calm, Alert & Learning

The key to student success is not so much intelligence but abilities like concentration, delay of gratification and emotional intelligence: abilities which are dependent on self-regulation. Discussion guide here.

Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (And You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage With Life

In Self-Reg, Dr. Shanker helps us begin to recognize, not just when children are becoming dysregulated, but what to do about it: the process that will enable us to experience that calmly focused state where learning and growth can occur. Discussion guide here

REFRAMED: Self-Reg for a Just Society

Whereas his two previous books, Calm, Alert, and Learning and Self-Reg, were written for educators and parents, Reframed, the final book in the trilogy, unpacks the unique science and conceptual practices that are the very lifeblood of Self-Reg, making it an accessible read for new Self-Reggers.