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"I Will Not Yell in Class, I Will not Throw Things, I Will Not Tease Other Kids...I Am the Teacher"--Introducing a Self-Regulation Framework That Works
Presented by: Jennifer Smith, Melissa Jawaorski, Suzy Potts
Monday, March 18, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Session Location:
River Bend Golf and Recreation Area 3800 River Bend Drive, Red Deer, AB
About the Session:

Self-regulation is an important skill children need in order to effectively identify their emotions, the causes of the emotion, and what to do in order to return to a calm state, ready to engage in learning. Inquiry learning, provocations, collaboration, mindfulness, communication, and self-regulated learning all require children to be able to co-regulate with others and eventually self-regulate. We will explore what we NEED to do as teachers and educators in order to effectively begin to teach self-regulation to our children.

About the Presenter(s):
Suzy Potts

Suzy Potts is currently the Coordinator of Early Learning with Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools. Before becoming the Coordinator of Early Learning, Suzy held the position of Early Learning Lead Teacher with Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools and taught with St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Schools in Lacombe and Beaumont. Suzy holds a Bachelor of Education in Special Education and a Master of Educational Psychology from the University of Alberta.

Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith is the Early Learning Lead Teacher with Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools. Jennifer has taught Kindergarten and Grade one with Red Deer Catholic School District and before that she taught with St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Schools in Beaumont. Jennifer holds an Early Childhood Development Diploma from Red Deer College, a Bachelor of Education with a minor in Early Education from the University of Alberta, as well as a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Seattle.

Melissa Jawaorski

Melissa Jaworski is an Early Learning Lead Teacher with Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools. Melissa has taught all grades from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 in her teaching career within a variety of school divisions including Northern Lights School Division, Grande Yellowhead School Division, Wolf Creek Public Schools, and St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School Division. Melissa completed her Bachelor of Arts Education Degree through the University of Regina and is currently working on completing the Early Childhood Program through the University of Alberta.

Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 7 FULL days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide seven FULL days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place.
Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Registration Deadline: March 11, 2019
Cost: $50.00
Focus(es): Early Learning
Grade Level(s): Pre K - Grade 1
Audience: Teachers, Educational Assistants
Special Notes: Self-regulation and Inclusion for Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten & Grade 1