kids self-reg

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

17 12, 2019

Making a Judgement Call

By | 2019-12-17T09:40:05+00:00 December 17th, 2019|

By: Brigid Berry Recognizing stressors can be tricky.  We are not mind-readers nor can we memorize a list of possible stressors and access them immediately.  Time constraints, distractions and expectations can hamper our ability to readily identify and name the stressors behind students' challenging behaviours.  So how do we apply our [...]

12 12, 2019

From Santa Claus To The Elf On The Shelf: Does “Big Brother” Need To Be Watching Us?

By | 2019-12-11T21:18:09+00:00 December 12th, 2019|

I didn't grow up celebrating Christmas. As many of my friends and classmates prepared for the holidays with a Christmas tree and stories of Santa Claus, I lit the candles on the menorah. Sometimes Hanukkah overlapped with Christmas. Sometimes it didn't. I remember asking my parents for a Hanukkah bush [...]

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 [...]

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