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Calm, Alert And Learning: Classroom Strategies For Self-regulation

byStuart Shanker

Paperback | August 24, 2012

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Recent research tells us that one of the keys to student success is self-regulation – the ability to monitor and modify emotions, to focus or shift attention, to control impulses, to tolerate frustration or delay gratification. But can a child’s ability to self-regulate be improved?

 

Canada’s leading expert on self-regulation, Dr. Stuart Shanker, knows it can and that, as educators, we have an important role to play in helping students’ develop this crucial ability. 


Distinguished Research Professor at York University and Past President of the Council for Early Child Development, Dr. Shanker leads us through an exploration of the five major domains—what they are, how they work, what they look like in the classroom, and what we can do to help students strengthen in that domain.

Stuart Shanker is a Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at York University. Dr. Shanker is currently serving as Director of the Milton and Ethel Harris Research Initiative (MEHRI) at York University, a privately funded initiative whose goal is to build on new knowledge of the brain’s development, and help set ...
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Title:Calm, Alert And Learning: Classroom Strategies For Self-regulationFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:208 pages, 9.15 × 7.5 × 0.4 inShipping dimensions:9.15 × 7.5 × 0.4 inPublished:August 24, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132927136

ISBN - 13:9780132927130

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Recent research tells us that one of the keys to student success is self-regulation – the ability to monitor and modify emotions, to focus or shift attention, to control impulses, to tolerate frustration or delay gratification. But can a child’s ability to self-regulate be improved?   Canada’s leading expert on self-regulation, Dr. Stuart Shanker, knows it can and that, as educators, we have an important role to play in helping students’ develop this crucial ability.  Distinguished Research Professor at York University and Past President of the Council for Early Child Development, Dr. Shanker leads us through an exploration of the five major domains—what they are, how they work, what they look like in the classroom, and what we can do to help students strengthen in that domain.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: The Biological Domain 
The Human Nervous System and Self-Regulation 
Maintaining Optimal Self-Regulation in the Classroom 
Interpreting a Child’s Behaviour 
Research on the Development of Self-Regulation in Infants 
Applications in the Classroom

Chapter 2: The Emotional Domain 
Emotions and Self-Regulation 
The Persistence of Long-Established Attitudes 
The Regulating Role of Emotions 
Greenspan’s Theory of Emotional Development 
Implications of Greenspan’s Research for the Classroom 
Applications in the Classroom

Chapter 3: The Cognitive Domain 
Understanding Attention and the Ability to Process 
Attention Is Not a Static Phenomenon 
Why Do Some Children Have Diffi culty Focusing Attention? 
Applications in the Classroom

Chapter 4: The Social Domain 
What Is Social Intelligence? 
The Co-Regulation “Dance” 
How Regulation, Self-Regulation, and Co-Regulation Are Linked 
Collaborative Learning Opportunities 
Applications in the Classroom

Chapter 5: The Prosocial Domain 
The Nature and Importance of Empathy 
The Role of Empathy in the Evolution of Humans 
The Role of Empathy in Co-Regulation 
The Demands of the Prosocial Domain 
Applications in the Classroom

Chapter 6: Self-Regulation and Special Education 
Social Learning and Children with Special Needs 
Social Learning and Scaffolding Theory 
The Milton & Ethel Harris Research Initiative Treatment (MEHRIT) Program 
Translating Results into a Strategy for Special Education 
What Is “Special” About Special Education?

Chapter 7: Self-Regulation and Children’s Mental Health 
Key Attributes of Mental Health 
Pathways to Mental Health: Some Case Studies 
The Mental Well-Being of Teachers

Concluding Words and Looking Ahead