The Shanker Self-Reg™ Tool Kit for Educators

Learning to incorporate Shanker Self-Reg™ into educational practice is an ongoing learning journey. The MEHRIT Centre offers a growing kit of tools to help schools and teachers incorporate Self-Reg into their day-to-day practice and assess their Self-Reg progress and learning. The tool kit includes a classroom environment assessment checklist, a rubric for monitoring teachers’ Self-Reg learning and competencies, and various tools for gauging students’ self-regulation across different contexts.

Since there is a learning curve associated with effective use of our tools, TMC offers consulting on how to use them. For more information please contact us: info@self-reg.ca

Self-Reg RADAR Planning Tool

The aconym RADAR – Reflect, Analyze, Design, Activate, Respond – reflects the process of moving towards becoming a Self-Reg Haven. We designed this model to meet the challenge schools face with questions of “data” or “evidence-based” decision making. Our Self-Reg Radar tool takes you through 5 iterative steps to help you assess your progress on the Self-Reg learning journey and plan next steps.

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Rubric for Personal Self-Reg

This tool, which uses more child/student-friendly language, provides a rubric to help individuals monitor their own learning and competencies across the 5 Steps of Self-Reg: Reframe, Recognize, Reduce, Reflect and Respond.

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Rubric for Self-Reg Competencies

This tool provides a rubric to help team leaders monitor team members’ learning and competencies across the 5 Steps of Self-Reg: Reframe, Recognize, Reduce, Reflect and Respond.

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5 Domain Student Profiles Reflection Questions Poster

This tool enables teachers to assess the functioning and well-being of individual elementary-aged students across the 5 domains of self-regulation: biological, emotion, cognitive, social and prosocial.

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5 Domain Student Profiles Reflection Questions Checklist

This tool enables teachers to assess the functioning and well-being of individual elementary-aged students. It includes questions regarding the 5 domains of self-regulation: biological, emotion, cognitive, social and prosocial.

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Energy-Tension Matrix Chart

This chart, adapted from the work of Dr. Robert E. Thayer, author of The Origin of Everyday Moods, illustrates the energy/tension matrix, a key concept for understanding the impact of stress on self-regulation, mood and behaviour.

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5 Domain Student Profiles Reflection Questions for Adolescents Checklist

This tool enables teachers to assess the functioning and well-being of individual adolescent students across the 5 domains of self-regulation: biological, emotion, cognitive, social and prosocial.

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5 Domain Student Profiles Reflection Questions for Adolescents Poster

This tool enables teachers to assess the functioning and well-being of individual adolescent students across the 5 domains of self-regulation: biological, emotion, cognitive, social and prosocial.

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The Triune Brain

This poster diagram illustrates the three parts of the triune brain: the “new” brain (prefrontal cortex), the older paleomammalian brain and the primitive and ancient reptilian brain.

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WAVE School Incident Report Tool

This tool helps educators identify the Self-Reg factors at the roots of individual students’ behaviour related to school incidents so they can develop Self-Reg-based strategies to prevent future incidents. The tool uses TMC’s WAVE approach.

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School Team WAVE Self-Reg Mapping Tool

This tool helps student support teams assess individual students though the lens of Self-Reg. The tool assesses: Warning signs (of excessive stress), Allostatic Stress (wear and tear on the body and brain), Values (students’ understanding and use of the 5 Steps of Self-Reg) & Energy flow (matrix to assess students’ combination of energy and tension levels).

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Class Environment Reflection Tool Poster

This checklist helps teachers assess their classroom environment through a Self-Reg lens. Includes consideration of both macro environment (classroom organization, visual and auditory stimuli, nutrition, hydration) and adaptations and tools to meet the self-regulation needs of individual students (quiet area, alternative work spaces).

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Class Environment Reflection Tool Checklist

This checklist helps teachers assess their classroom environment through a Self-Reg lens. Includes consideration of both macro environment (classroom organization, visual and auditory stimuli, nutrition, hydration) and adaptations and tools to meet the self-regulation needs of individual students (quiet area, alternative work spaces).

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The Hierarchy of Stress Responses

This is a set of three posters detailing the hierarchy of stress responses: social engagement, fight or flight, and freeze.

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Arousal & Regulation Tree

This graphic poster visually depicts the concepts of attention and arousal regulation in the form of a tree with branches and roots.

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