Letters from the Field
The recent Sunday Edition broadcast documentary on self-regulation has resulted in many contacts from across the country and across time and careers. Here are some thoughts from a retired principal colleague. I heard the CBC program on Sunday-last and thought: How wonderful: Thanks to the likes of Stuart Shanker, Mike McKay, and others; there is a growing cadre of educators whose first order of business is the frames-of-mind and emotional states of the children and youth they face each morning! I know you know, it’s not about the grades we teach, the subjects we teach, or the “stuff” (content) within the subjects that ...
CSRI Webinar 13: Brenda Whittam-Neary
<iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/79241623" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/79241623">CSRI Webinar 13: Nanaimo Celebrations In Self-Regulated Learning - Brenda-Whittam-Neary</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/surreyschools">Surreyschools</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
YSRI Information Bulletins
Our colleagues in Yukon Education are deeply engaged in the self-regulation journey and in building system and community capacity to support learners, educators, parents and others. These information bulletins (Parent Guide, Impact of Trauma and Science Backgrounder) are being used as part of the Yukon Self-Regulation Initiative to increase awareness, engagement and responsibility for what we know and what we do. See other PDF documents under Resources
Letters from the Field: “Health and Wellness Mondays”
It is such a privilege to receive and read the stories about the transformation in school environments and in personal well-being as educators engage in the self-regulation learning journey. Here is an edited note from one of those places edited to remove any of the identifying features. The school is in a community with very high needs. The good news is that this kind of experience is transferrable; it is occurring in many, many places. Hi Stuart, I just had a conversation with a teacher colleague who started the year off being uncomfortable with the time we were spending as a school on ...
Social/Emotional Learning: One of the New Basics
A few weeks ago, a teacher leader shared: “I never dreamed that the day would come when social emotional learning (SEL) would take its rightful place on the educational landscape and be treated with the importance it deserves.” Recently, another educator said that the national focus on child/teen mental health is both “long overdue and just in time.” It is clear from conversations like these and the work represented in schools and districts across our country that we are now attuned to the reality that the brain can’t learn, the mind can’t engage and the person can’t reach her full potential without conditions ...