Toronto Self-Reg Events

Toronto Self-Reg Events 2018-04-12T11:02:21+00:00

Face-to-Face Seminar: Self-Reg and Inclusive Schooling

September 14th, 2018

Over the past 45 years special education has moved from a paradigm of segregation to one of inclusion. Students with exceptionalities are spending more and more time in “regular” classrooms. Inclusive special education comes with challenges for teachers, students and parents; challenges that have made inclusive education controversial at times. This day-long institute will look at inclusive education through the lens of Self-Reg, Dr. Stuart Shanker’s framework and method for understanding stress and managing energy and tension. Dr. Susan Hopkins, executive director of The MEHRIT Centre, will engage participants, using an inquiry-based design, to explore the relationship between stress, is one of the key unaddressed issues in inclusive special education, and how Shanker Self-Reg can help educators to better understand and support students with special needs.

The program will address a number of key issues related to inclusive special education including:
• How stress affects the functioning of children and adults
• Unique stressors related to special education and their impact on students with special needs, their teachers and their parents.
• Shanker Self-Reg®: the five domains of self-regulation and the five steps of The Shanker Method®
• Self-Reg is a process rather than a program, which can be utilized within various existing approaches to special education
• Why it is important to consider stressors when conducting Functional Behaviour Assessments
• The stress of IEPs, from student, parent and educator perspectives
• Adult Stress: why we need to talk about it and how reducing adult stress can improve teaching

Your day: Each session is led by The MEHRIT Centre’s Executive Director Dr. Susan Hopkins and members of the TMC team. We will provide a fresh, locally-sourced lunch as well as snacks.

Location: Beanfield Centre, 105 Princes Blvd, Toronto

Time: September 14, 2018, 8:30AM – 4:00PM

Face-to-Face Seminar: Self-Reg: A Great Tool for Kindergarten Educators

September 15, 2018

Self-regulation is now an important concept in Kindergarten education, one of the four frames of early learning in Ontario’s Full-Day Early-Learning Kindergarten curriculum. The challenge is that self-regulation means different things to different people. In this Institute Dr. Susan Hopkins, executive director of The MEHRIT Centre, will present and unpack the concept of self-regulation developed by Dr. Stuart Shanker, author of Calm Alert and Learning, and Self-Reg: How to help your child (and you) break the stress cycle and fully engage with life. The Self-Reg view is that self-regulation is not the same as self-control, self-regulated learning, meta-cognition or social/emotional learning. According to Dr. Shanker, self-regulation, which is largely about how students deal with stressors and then recover, entails the brain/body understanding and awareness that enables self-control, meta-cognition and social-emotional learning. Thus, how we support and build self-regulation in kindergarten is of crucial importance to students’ future success.

This Institute will address:

• A developmental understanding of self-regulation (the difference between self-regulation and “ good behaviour” as well as the connection between the two
• How self-regulation enables good behaviour
• The science behind the Self-Reg view of self-regulation
• The five domains of self-regulation and how stress affects children’s behaviour and learning in each domain
• How self-regulation is central to not just one, but all four frames in the FDK curriculum
• How children develop self-regulation through play
• Introduction to Shanker Self-Reg, a framework and method for understanding stress and managing tension and energy
• Practical self-Reg strategies that will enhance educators’ ability to support and build self-regulation in early childhood settings
• Co-regulation: the importance of relationships in education
• Educator stress, why it matters and how to look at it compassionately

Your day: Each session is led by The MEHRIT Centre’s Executive Director Dr. Susan Hopkins and members of the TMC team. We will provide a fresh, locally-sourced lunch as well as snacks.

Location: Beanfield Centre, 105 Princes Blvd, Toronto

Time: September 15, 2018, 8:30AM – 4:00PM

Tickets

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September 14: Self-Reg and Inclusive Schooling$129.00

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September 15: Self-Reg A Great Tool for Kindergarten Educators$129.00

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