Learning Opportunity

Self Regulation ? Why it Matters and How to Help Students Achieve It?

Facilitator: Krystal Abrahamowicz
Date:March 16, 2016
Time:9:00 am to 3:30 pm MTN
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Session Code: 16-IE-151
Focus: Inclusive Education Leadership Other

Target Audience

Teachers, Administrators, Educational Assistants, Counselors, Parents and anyone dealing with youth in any capacity

About this Learning Opportunity

Mastery of self-regulation, in addition to playing an important role in healthy development, is imperative for success in the classroom. Students who understand their own personal needs, and educational staff who understand the cues students give about their needs by virtue of their behaviours, are able to create the classroom conditions for optimal achievement.

Our actions and behaviours give both ourselves and others clues about our regulation status. Educational staff, as well as students themselves, can become ‘regulation detectives’ to create the ideal conditions for learning.  Acquiring the ability to understand and respond to self-regulation clues and cues leads to a learning environment where students feel and are best able to achieve.

Join Krystal for a full day learning session about self-regulation where we will explore ideas put forth by Stuart Shanker, Barry Zimmerman, and others to learn:

  • What self-regulation really means in the classroom and why your students’ (and your own!) ability to self-regulate matters
  • How to respond to a student’s arousal state and emotional state to encourage their best regulated self and maximize learning in the classroom
  • The role of stress in learning and in self-regulation
  • The difference between stress behavior and misbehavior and how to promote appropriate behavior in a positive way
  • How to develop your students’ personal and academic self-regulation including practical strategies and processes

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

About the Facilitator

Krystal Abrahamowicz is a Designer of Professional Learning with the Calgary Regional Consortium. Previous to this, she spent over 10 years as a Teacher, Student Services Specialist, and then Student Services Coordinator at Westmount Charter School. With extensive background and training in gifted education, and many years of experience in designing support plans for diverse learners, Krystal is a passionate believer that every student can experience success at school. Krystal was a 2010 semi-finalist for the Alberta Education Excellence in Teaching Award.