Thursday, July 9, 2020
After an incredibly challenging year, your summer vacation may be the ideal time to unwind with a professional book or two. Here are some personal favourites.
The capacity of people to regulate their own behaviour has increasingly been the focus of attention for many researchers. In Self-Reg Schools: A Handbook for Educators, Stuart Shanker and Susan Hopkins state that self-reg involves managing stress and tension across five domains that include biological, emotion, cognitive, social and prosocial. Their framework consists of reframing the behaviour, recognizing the stressors, reducing the stress, reflecting upon and enhancing stress awareness and responding in personalized ways to foster restoration and resilience. In his subsequent book, Reframed: Self-Reg for a Just Society, Shanker discusses the broader social applicability of self-regulation and acknowledges that some of the writings of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, among other writers, influenced his ideas about a just society. The book pulls together research on neuroscience, human development, educational theory and philosophy to illustrate how education can help create a calm and balanced environment and a just society that nurtures the potential of every child.
Monday, July 6, 2020
REGINA–Ten schools in Saskatchewan will each receive a $10,000 grant to support student nutrition after being selected to win this year’s Mosaic Extreme School Makeover Challenge.