education

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 [...]

23 04, 2020

Coronavirus Conversations: Meade’s Maxim

By | 2020-04-23T15:46:35+00:00 April 23rd, 2020|

I am always asking Why. Even when the answer seems obvious, I’m driven to see whether it’s possible to delve deeper. Which is how I feel about those who are so eager to relax social distancing. Granted, their political machinations are as clear as could be, as is the [...]

16 04, 2020

Coronavirus Conversations: “Change can only happen when you are at your most uncomfortable”

By | 2020-04-23T15:45:43+00:00 April 16th, 2020|

When I was 17 years old, I made one of those incredibly stupid and life-altering decisions that seventeen-year-olds are so prone to make. I was on track for playing basketball at an American university, torn between a small college where I’d get to be a starter and a large [...]

24 03, 2020

What’s Missing In The Learning Plans? A Self-Reg Look At A Coronavirus Reality.

By | 2020-04-20T09:47:01+00:00 March 24th, 2020|

Today we should be going back to school. We should be hearing the exciting stories about March Break vacations, playdates, and adventures. Everyone in kindergarten always has something to share. Many kids will be eager to see their friends again, continue with projects from before the Break, and get back into a [...]

25 02, 2020

Who Are Your Hidden Self-Reg Champions?

By | 2020-02-25T08:09:14+00:00 February 25th, 2020|

Thursday morning. The kids were just entering, unpacking, and getting ready to head out with us to the back field. That's when a teacher arrived at the classroom door. "Can I speak to you for a minute, Miss Dunsiger?" Oh no! The minute that she told me that there was a "possible bus [...]

31 01, 2020

Reframe Friday: YOU are the strategy!

By | 2020-01-29T15:08:29+00:00 January 31st, 2020|

By: Lindsay Hayes As I reflect back on the past couple of months supporting our wonderful students and staff across our school division, I find myself using one particular line over and over, “It’s you, you are the strategy.”  This sentence resonated so much when it was first offered to [...]

3 12, 2019

Compliance ~ A Principal’s Perspective

By | 2019-12-03T07:00:31+00:00 December 3rd, 2019|

By: Arlene Robinson Rules, rules rules... we expect all to comply to the rules of school. This is for the best of everyone right? Sometimes the rules support, but not all of the time - particularly when the rules are not accessible in the moment.  Sometimes they do not even [...]

19 11, 2019

My Titanic Connection: An Office Visit That Resulted In Reflections On Building Relationships

By | 2019-11-19T08:45:16+00:00 November 19th, 2019|

Friday. My teaching partner was away for an appointment, and I had duty and period 5 prep. We also wanted to have students help us switch around our building space and begin to create a school in our dramatic play space. In order to get everything done and the class cleaned [...]

22 10, 2019

Why Does Play Elicit A Stress Response?

By | 2019-10-22T08:21:27+00:00 October 22nd, 2019|

As many people know, I'm a strong advocate for play-based learning. Real, authentic, student-driven and led play. Free play. I've called this play many things over the years, including "free exploration time" and "work time" -- for play is a child's work -- but this year, my teaching partner, Paula, and I switched to [...]

8 10, 2019

Put Those Tears Away: Notes from the first week of kindergarten

By | 2019-10-08T08:43:10+00:00 October 8th, 2019|

By: Heather Bredin I was standing by the fence, holding a child's hand. He was crying. Loudly. And he'd been crying loudly for the last 3 hours.  "I miss my Mommy!" He choked out for the millionth time.  "Mommy is coming soon," I said flatly.  "When all our jobs are done?" [...]

X