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Stuart Shanker - Self-Regulation

Facilitator(s): Stuart Shanker
Date:May 29, 2015
Time:9:00 am – 3:00 pm
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (ATA Barnett House)
11010 - 142 Street NW
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Course code: 15-IE-223

Target Audience

K-12 Teachers & Administrators

About this learning opportunity

Recent advances in developmental neuroscience are dramatically altering attitudes towards the possibility of maximizing the educational potential of every child. Scientists now understand that the better a child can self-regulate, the better they can rise to the challenge of mastering ever more complex skills and concepts. But what exactly is self-regulation, how does it develop, why is it constricted in some children, and what can we do as teachers to enhance its development?

Dr Shanker will talk about the nature of self-regulation; the experiences that promote the development of self-regulation and the factors that can impede its development; and what you can do to enhance the self-regulation of each and every child.

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Dr. Stuart Shanker is a Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy, Psychology, and Education at York University. Among his many books are Calm, Alert and Learning: Classroom Strategies for Self-Regulation (2012); Human Development in the 21st Century (with Alan Fogel and Barbara King, 2008); Early Years Study II (with J. Fraser Mustard and Margaret McCain, 2007); Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (as a member of the PDM Steering  committee, 2006); and The First Idea (with Stanley Greenspan, 2004).