Dr. Stuart Shanker

8 01, 2019

Words Matter. But Sometimes the Interbrain Matters More.

By | 2019-01-15T17:09:52+00:00 January 8th, 2019|

How many times have you really needed and wanted to support a stressed out person, only to find that your supportive words just didn’t do the trick? (Pick me!) I’m sure we’ve all had this experience. It’s not always easy to find the right words to say to someone in [...]

21 12, 2018

The Time Mom “Went Limbic” Over Some Pancakes

By | 2019-02-14T17:41:12+00:00 December 21st, 2018|

“Can you cut my pancakes for me mom?” “No Siena, you need to cut your own pancakes.” Then came the 9-year-old version of a protest: that slumped over, big sigh drama moment about the unfairness of my response. In a perfectly non-Self-Reg parenting moment I responded, “You are more than [...]

26 10, 2017

Hearts and Rainbows: The Brain’s Beautifully Imperfect Reward System

By | 2018-01-24T17:05:36+00:00 October 26th, 2017|

By: Lindsay Pearson I am a professional who has spent the last 12 years immersing myself into the world of early childhood education, honing my skills and focusing all my efforts on helping teachers and caregivers support social-emotional development in early childhood classroom settings. I began this Self-Reg journey wearing [...]

21 11, 2016

​Is this Self-Reg? 5 Misconceptions about Self-Reg in Schools​

By | 2017-01-24T11:30:47+00:00 November 21st, 2016|

We are seeing the most extraordinary results when educators and parents practice Self-Reg. There are also MANY Self-Reg misconceptions out there, even from those advocating for self-regulation as a foundation of education. In this video blog, I explore 5 misunderstandings that I often come across often in my work as [...]

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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