Heart-Mind Challenge: Alert and Engaged

Heart-Mind Challenge: Alert and Engaged

Our friends at the Dalai Lama Centre have provided a clear and honouring overview of the importance of self-regulation.  It is good to see how many individuals and organizations are now recognizing the importance of self-regulation as a key component to a quality life, right from the early years.  Enjoy this DLC blog post.

How Supportive Parenting Protects the Brain

How Supportive Parenting Protects the Brain

  In the Atlantic’s latest issue, there is a thoughtful article about the impact of self-regulation on kids’ development, short term and longer.  As we often find in the self-reg journey, neuroscience is now able to explain some of what we knew through experience, intuition or trial and error.  This is another of “what we know must influence what we do” moments.  It changes life... [Read more...]

CBC Radio IDEAS: Dr. Shanker podcast

CBC Radio IDEAS: Dr. Shanker podcast

For all of us who benefit from Stuart Shanker’s teaching and wisdom, this new IDEAS podcast is a wonderful resource.  He catches us up on research, on our responses to stress levels and on the difference self-regulation is making.  

Registration now open! The Fourth ‘R’ Conference on Self-Regulation

Registration now open! The Fourth ‘R’ Conference on Self-Regulation

Join us at the 2014 Self-Regulation Summer Conference on August 26 at the beautiful Kay Meek Theatre for a keynote address by Dr. Stuart Shanker, and an informative day of workshops and learning on the science and application of Self-Regulation in education. Last year’s session, hosted by the Surrey School District and CSRI was a huge success.  This year’s conference hosted by the West Vancouver... [Read more...]

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Enhancing Self-Regulation – 5 Key Goals

Enhancing Self-Regulation – 5 Key Goals

Organizations across the country are exploring and activating the self-regulation framework in ways that raise awareness and engagement.  Here is a poster that takes us into curiosity and enquiry rather than judgment and blame.  It’s much healthier and more productive for all involved!    

Exercise in the Learning Environment – Spark Initiative

Exercise in the Learning Environment – Spark Initiative

There is growing interest in providing kids with exercise/activity resources inside the classroom.  We see the spin bike option taking hold in many classrooms, along with other tools that help kids to self-regulate.  Can you comment on whether something like the spin bike is intended to support kids who need to “up-regulate” or those who need to “down-regulate”?  In other words, what is... [Read more...]

The Changing Classroom

The Changing Classroom

The classroom is changing shape to meet the needs of learners in their efforts to self-regulate. More and more “non-traditional” learning spaces are emerging, and kids are accessing the right space at the right time to “up-regulate” or “down-regulate” so they can be productive learners – calm, focused and alert. See photos for some glimpses into one of those classrooms. See related... [Read more...]

Letters from the Field – Classroom Strategies Making a Difference!

Letters from the Field – Classroom Strategies Making a Difference!

A letter from the field from a primary teacher who has embraced the self-regulation framework and is seeing results. Read on… As a classroom teacher with a focus in Special Education, I am very interested in your research. This year, I teach a regular Grade 3 class with 9 out of my 19 students formally identified with learning challenges…with the other children in the “grey zone”.... [Read more...]

Letters from the Field

Letters from the Field

Here’s another letter from the field.  When people ask us about the evidence that self-regulation practices are working, it is wonderful to point to the professional observations of those who are experiencing the changes.  This principal tells her story, and the themes are very familiar from other classrooms and schools across the country as well.  She writes:   We began this journey two... [Read more...]


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