Shame and Hyper Criticism Busters
The research is in, our students need our support in learning how to manage their emotions and social interactions as much, or maybe more, than they need our support in subject content areas.
How can we add to our tool-box, so we can add to their tool box in these critical areas? How can we explain the necessary changes in our classroom practice to our administrators, our colleagues, and the parents of our students? All this and more will be discussed and explained in this exciting day of learning for teachers wanting more practical ideas pertaining to teaching emotional self-regulation, encouraging grit and a growth mindset, and exposing the dangers of hyper self-criticism, perfectionism, and shame.
For over 25 years, Bev has taught in both intermediate and high school classrooms, and supported schools in the Halton District School Board in implementing appropriate programming for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, including Asperger's Syndrome. Prior to her retirement from the HDSB, Bev worked as an Itinerant Resource Teacher, where she supported staff in best-practice strategies in working with students with a wide-range of exceptionalities and challenges. Bev received her training at the University of Manitoba and the University of Toronto/OISE. She has also received in-service and training in the United States and Canada in various methodologies and approaches to support students with anxiety, self-regulatory, and social challenges, including Collaborative Problem Solving, Social Thinking, Applied Behavioural Analysis, and Structured Teaching.