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Self-Reg is Not Just for Kids: The Importance of Adult Self-Reg

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Facilitator(s): Julie Smith
Date:November 13, 2019
Time:9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 20-IE-027

Target Audience

Teachers (K-12)

Also Recommended For

School-based Administrators; Instructional Coaches; Learning Coaches; Parents; Inclusive Learning Teachers; District Leaders/Consultants; Educational/Instructional Assistants

About this learning opportunity

“The well-being of children is inseparable from the well-being of the adults in their lives” – Stuart Shanker.

A vast majority of Self-Reg initiatives focus primarily on children, however, in order to regulate another, you must first be able to regulate yourself. This presentation looks at the Self-Reg needs of adults. Topics covered will include:

  • Shanker Self-Reg® and how it applies to adult stress
  • The kinds of stress experienced by parents, teachers and other professionals who work with children
  • How excessive stress affects adult functioning
  • How adult stress affects children
  • How adults can use Self-Reg strategies to manage stress and maintain and enhance their own well-being and those around them

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
  • #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

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

About the facilitator(s)

Julie Smith

I have witnessed an increasing number of anxious and dysregulated elementary students as an elementary school administrator. My dream of building a Self-Reg Haven began in 2016 as I began to facilitate Self-Reg learning for my staff and students. My decision to retire after 35 years as an educator coincided with the completion of both Foundations courses. My life as a school administrator grew out of several years of coaching teachers. I particularly enjoyed working elbow to elbow with staff to improve their practice. The collaborative approach served me well as an administrator. Recently, my role as school counsellor allowed me opportunities to co-regulate with students and help them understand the brain body connections around the steps of Self-Reg.

Along with my teaching career, I have partnered with my husband to build a farm operation and raise three children. Once our children had grown, I returned to university to complete my masters’ degree and then continued my on-line learning through TMC. It has been a very busy life filled with hard work and great joy. Both my husband and I now look forward to spending our retirement years travelling and connecting with friends and family across Canada and Europe.