Want your students to learn more with you? Use Brain Based strategies to enhance all students’ abilities

Want your students to learn more with you? Use Brain Based strategies to enhance all students’ abilities

February 5, 2015: Self-Regulation in Elementary Students – Canadian Self-Regulation Initiative

On February 5, 2015 come learn about the Canadian Self-Regulation Initiative – Dr. Stuart Shanker’s approach:

Dr. Stuart Shanker has found that for some time now it has been apparent that behavioral management techniques that rely heavily on punishment and reward are relatively ineffective in reducing children’s problematic behaviors, and in many cases can actually exacerbate the problem. Over the past decade it has also become increasingly clear that the cause of many of these behaviors lies in poor self-regulation.

The Canadian Self-Regulation Initiative has been established first and foremost to help parents and educators ‘reframe’ a child’s behavior: to understand the reasons why a child might be having trouble –

  • paying attention
  • ignoring distractors
  • inhibiting his impulses
  • modulating his emotions, and
  • overall, maintaining a state of being calmly focused and alert

Seven BC school districts have joined The First Wave.  One of these, Surrey, began exploring this self-regulation initiative three years ago and is still actively implementing it.  The district lead in the process, Taunya Shaw, is available to come share Surrey’s journey with our school district.

We invite high-school and elementary administrators, LART’s, counsellors, and Student Support Services staff to participate in this opportunity on February 5th at 1:00.

For more information see: www.self-regulation.ca

 

Separation Anxiety During the First Days of Kindergarten

Tips for parents and caregivers on how to ease anxiety surrounding the start of the school year.

Tier 1 and Tier 2 PBIS Training for School Based PBIS Teams

SD73 will offer Tier 1 and Tier 2 PBIS training for school based PBIS teams on January 28, 2015.  Kent McIntosh, from the University of Oregon, will present.

Kent McIntosh, PhD, is an associate professor of special education at the University of Oregon. His current research focuses on implementation and sustainability of school-based interventions and integrated academic and behaviour support. In addition to his active research, he serves as a national trainer, consultant, and evaluator of PBIS through the OSEP Center on PBIS and PBIS-SCP Canada. He has also worked as a school psychologist, teacher trainer, and teacher in both general and special education.

Come Share our Resources!!

The DBRTs would like to invite you to join us at www.boardmakerachieve.com

 

Simply create a username and password and then email Dyan Gunnlaugson so you can be invited to join the private group “SD73 DBRT” where we will be posting examples of schedules, social stories and behaviour supports that you can print and use with your students!!

The Canadian Self Regulation Initiative

For some time now it has been apparent that behavioral management techniques that rely heavily on punishment and reward are relatively ineffective in reducing children’s problematic behaviors, and in many cases can actually exacerbate the problem.

Over the past decade it has also become increasingly clear that the cause of many of these behaviors lies in poor self-regulation.

To read more and check out this great new website click the following link:

 

Canadian Self Regulation Initiative

Anti-bullying Resources

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Positive Behaviour Interventions and Support

On April 16th and 17th the school district in partnership with the Society for the Promotion of Social & Academic Success welcomed Tom Schimmer to work with teams from 29 schools in developing school-wide systems to promote pro-social behaviour. 

A follow-up day is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22nd.  

Our department also coordinates a District PBIS committee with representatives from elementary and secondary schools, administrators, and student support services staff.  Feel free to contact any DBRT if you have any questions or are interested in the district committee.

Check out the link below for news report by CFJC-TV on April 16, 2013. 😀

PBIS in SD73

Roots of Empathy in the News!

In the Roots of Empathy program, a parent and baby from the community visit a classroom nine times over the school year.  A trained ROE instructor visits the class with the family to guide children as they observe the relationship between the baby and his or her parent.  Click the link below to see Roots of Empathy in action as reported by CFJC-TV on Tuesday, April 24th.

SD#73 Youngest Teachers

“Fun can obviously change behaviour for the better!”–check this out!

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