stuart shanker

30 07, 2019

How Do You Build Classes?: When Connections Matter Most

By | 2019-07-30T07:54:22+00:00 July 30th, 2019|

Recently, I shared my Self-Reg journey on The MEHRIT Centre Website. As I mentioned in my profile here, I now find myself seeing everything through a Self-Reg lens. I was reminded of this recently, as I worked with the other Summer Curriculum and Site Support teacher to get things ready [...]

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 [...]

5 07, 2018

Those Hazy Crazy Days of SRSS

By | 2018-07-04T16:23:24+00:00 July 5th, 2018|

Just about three years ago today I stood in a parking lot at Trent University waiting for Susan Hopkins. It was the day before the very first Self-Reg Summer Symposium and Susan and I were about to meet in person for the first time. I’d worked off and on with [...]

29 05, 2018

Why I Love Hearing Dr. Shanker Speak Live

By | 2018-06-01T13:16:59+00:00 May 29th, 2018|

I have many reasons to look forward to the Self-Reg Summer Symposium each year. One of them is meeting people: I work on my own out of a home office, so I don’t get the daily face-to-face contact with colleagues and clients that is one of the social benefits of [...]

14 05, 2018

Teens and Motivation: Are We Focusing On the Wrong Part of the Brain?

By | 2018-05-14T12:15:23+00:00 May 14th, 2018|

In some ways, Janus would be the perfect symbol for Self-Reg. Partly, because Janus was the god of beginnings and transitions; but mostly, because Janus’ two faces were supposed to represent looking to the future and looking to the past. We might say the same thing about the “Triune Brain.” [...]

12 02, 2018

Supporting My Daughter Through a Big Disappointment: How We Respond to Strong Emotion as a Self-Reg Parent

By | 2018-02-12T16:30:30+00:00 February 12th, 2018|

Susan Hopkins and Stuart Shanker use a situation from Susan’s parenting experience as a teachable moment about the Self-Reg approach to helping children deal with strong emotions. They discuss the difference between the cognitive approach — trying to help the child understand and process the strong feelings — and the Self-Reg [...]

5 01, 2017

Our Top 10 Self-Reg Articles of 2016

By | 2017-01-05T16:20:43+00:00 January 5th, 2017|

2016 was a big year for us here at The MEHRIT Centre. In the summer, Dr. Shanker's book Self-Reg was published, and seemed to instantly strike a chord with parents and educators around the world. As an organization, we expanded our educational programs to include more courses and webinars, held several events across the country, launched [...]

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 [...]

23 06, 2016

The Buzz About the Book!

By | 2016-10-31T22:09:34+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|

Stuart Shanker’s new book, Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life created an instant buzz when it was released on June 21. In fact, on that very day, the first day it was available for purchase, Dr. Shanker’s new book [...]

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