Shanker Self-Reg

28 08, 2018

Developing Stress Awareness: My Mother’s and My Own

By | 2018-08-23T11:36:45+00:00 August 28th, 2018|

By: Nancy Niessen As I was pondering writing a post about Step 4 of Shanker Self-Reg, I began to reflect on stressors in the different domains for both my mother and I on the days she goes to medical appointments, when there are many stressors for both of us. This [...]

26 07, 2018

Two Big Takeaways from SRSS 2018

By | 2018-07-23T15:16:20+00:00 July 26th, 2018|

Well, it was yet another amazing Self-Reg Summer Symposium this year! My head is still spinning with some of the things I saw and heard, and the people I met. I wanted to share my thoughts about a couple of ideas that jumped out at me from Stuart’s “Luminary Sessions” [...]

19 07, 2018

Temper-Mindful: The Sweet & Subtle Wisdom of Chocolate

By | 2018-07-19T10:47:19+00:00 July 19th, 2018|

By: Susan Plummer Over the years I have tried to meditate many times using various techniques, including listening to tapes and soothing music, looking at a flickering candle, using alternate nostril breathing and many more. I always found that I felt more anxious and stressed once I'd finished than I had [...]

17 07, 2018

Will Self-Reg Fix My Relationship With…?

By | 2018-07-16T10:39:18+00:00 July 17th, 2018|

By: Nancy Niessen Shortly after writing my first blog for TMC, Reframing is Ageless, I had a challenging encounter with a particular relative. The big emotions I was feeling were an indicator of my stress level. A friend came to visit the next day and after I shared my frustrations, [...]

10 07, 2018

12 Self-Reg Misconceptions

By | 2018-07-09T14:52:16+00:00 July 10th, 2018|

Do you think you understand Self-Reg? Are you sure? Stuart Shanker and Susan Hopkins have come across a number of misconceptions about Self-Reg over the past few years. They deconstruct 12 of them in this video blog series. You can watch the videos at the links below or on our YouTube [...]

6 07, 2018

Roberta Reflects On Self-Reg, Hope, and the Difference One Year Can Make

By | 2018-07-04T16:28:25+00:00 July 6th, 2018|

Towards the end of 3 wonderful days working in Alert Bay, British Columbia, I asked Roberta, one of the most inspiring teachers that I've worked with over the last few years, if I could ask her a few questions on video about her Self-Reg journey. Little did I know that [...]

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 [...]

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