Understanding Behaviour through the Lens of Self-Regulation (Yrs 1-8)

16 places available

Start:  Monday 4 July 2022 - 9.00am

Finish: Monday 4 July 2022 - 3.00pm

Location:  SSTUWA building, 1 West Street, West Perth WA 6005 (off Thomas Street)



About the course

This workshop is divided into two sessions.  The first half will unpack the science and introduce the Shanker Self-Reg ® framework.   The second half is interactive.  Please bring your own case studies of students presenting with complex needs.

Self-Reg provides us not just with the "why", but also with the next steps on "the how".  How to distinguish between maladaptive and growth-promoting modes of managing stress; between misbehaviour and stress-behaviour; between laziness and processes deep inside the brain that impede learning or effort.  And most importantly, what to do about it.

We are amid a scientific change in our understanding of the effects of excessive stress on behaviour, social-emotional development, intelligence, empathy, motivation, and character.  The theoretical foundation of the Shanker Self-Reg ® framework rests on these recent advances in neuroscience, physiology, psychologhy, and clinical practice.  "The Shanker Method ® explores, explains, and applies these new insights in a way that benefits every child, youth, adult and senior."  Dr Stuart Shanker


Morning session

  • What is Shanker Self-Reg ® and the science behind it?   
  • What is stress and how it affects behaviour and mood?
  • The hierachy of a stress response
  • The difference between stress-behaviour and misbehaviour
  • What is up-regulation and down-regulation.
  • The importance of Co-regulation and what that looks like.

Afternoon session

  • How to profile a student using the Self-Reg lens.
  • How to build Self-Reg point of entry in your classroom/school.
  • How to build language of relational safety using a Self-Reg lens. 
  • Establishing micro-environments to support up/down regulation. 
  • Self-Care: what does it look like in your classroom/school?


$ 120 : Members: Part Time/Relief/Student
$ 240 : Members: Full Time
$ 385 : Non-Members


Morning tea and lunch provided.

We are able to supply a vegetarian or gluten free option. Please advise prior to the event. training@sstuwa.org.au


Vanessa Kay
Behaviour Management Consultant, SR Global

Nominated Audience

Educators Years 1-8

Professional Standards for Teachers in Western Australia

This training relates to the following standards :

Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn
Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community