This site is to support children as learners, their families and their teachers. I am a District Learning Support Teacher who supports educators who  in turn work with many kinds of learners, including: typical children, children who speak more than one language, and those with special needs – Kindergarten to Grade 12.

I believe that developing an understanding of our social-emotional selves and self-regulation, is the “foot-in-the-door” to inclusion. Inclusion and community occur simultaneously. Let’s build more communities!

Currently, my focus is working with other educators to help children learn about their Social and Emotional well-being. I have been exploring the “Zones of Regulation” curriculum and teaching tools. I have taken the first of four of the Self-Regulation Foundations Series Courses taught by Dr. Stuart Shanker and Dr. Susan Hopkins.  I just finished the “Mindful Educators” course with mindfulschools.org. Now I am delving into SCERTS, which focuses on Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support. More on that soon!

I have recently added a “Social Emotional” page to my site and a link to Kristin Wiens amazing graphics. Have a look to see what’s new!