Dr. Shanker

22 10, 2015

The Meaning of Caring: Self-Regulation, Empathy and the Roots of “Safe”

By | 2017-11-22T15:46:32+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|

Summary of Dr. Stuart Shanker's Keynote Presentation, Self-regulation Summer Symposium, July 2015.   A focus on self-regulation can support the four main pillars of education: literacy, numeracy, social/emotional learning and safe schools. With respect to safe schools, the question is not simply preventing harm, it is also about creating environments [...]

8 10, 2015

Self-Reg and the Prosocial Domain

By | 2018-01-26T14:11:39+00:00 October 8th, 2015|

SELF-REGULATION |  5 DOMAINS OF SELF–REG: Prosocial Domain The crux of Self-Reg is that we are born with a brain that expects social engagement. Antisocial behaviour in a child is not the norm. Clearly there are biological mechanisms that, in the wrong circumstances lead to antisocial behaviour. Equally clearly there [...]

1 10, 2015

How the Self-Reg Foundations Program Emerged

By | 2018-01-26T14:06:36+00:00 October 1st, 2015|

Several of the speakers at our Summer Symposium 2015 picked up on the theme that self-regulation is ushering in a “paradigm-revolution” in educational thinking, and not simply another “paradigm-shift.” That is, that what we are witnessing is not just another swing in the “authoritarian/authoritative” pendulum, but a conceptual revolution grounded [...]

30 09, 2015

10 Self-Reg Lessons Learned

By | 2018-01-26T14:03:38+00:00 September 30th, 2015|

Click here to download this article as a formatted PDF. 1. Build a relationship: self-regulation is only made possible, and proceeds from a strong relationship. 2. Keep your eyes on the target: the focus, when we’re working on self-regulation, has to be on the self-regulation itself and not some secondary [...]

25 09, 2015

Learning from Jakob

By | 2016-10-31T22:09:39+00:00 September 25th, 2015|

Shared with permission:  Wednesday, September 9, 2015 Dear Susan, Stuart and Team: In math today I had a beautiful Self-Reg experience that I think you'll enjoy.  It was Day One for my small system class for students with learning disabilities. I attended the Self-Regulation Summer Symposium at Trent and I'm intent on [...]

23 09, 2015

7 Myths of Self-Reg

By | 2018-01-26T14:04:48+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|

Click here to download this article as a formatted PDF. Myth 1:  Scientists all mean the same thing when they talk about “self-regulation.” In fact, Jeremy Burman documented 447 different uses of “self-regulation” in the scientific literature, which he grouped together into six distinct “concept-families.” Myth 2: “Self-regulation” is just [...]

22 09, 2015

Paradigm Revolution: Self-Reg in Schools and Communities

By | 2016-10-31T22:09:39+00:00 September 22nd, 2015|

A Summary of Dr. Shanker's Keynote at the Self-Reg Summer Symposium 2015 What is a paradigm revolution? A paradigm revolution is more profound than a paradigm shift. What people refer as a paradigm shift is often the result of bouncing around trying to find the best way to reach a [...]

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