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Proven and Effective Self-Regulation Skills

Mindset Plus Skill Set Equals Results

Presented by Kathleen Kryza, M.A.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018  |  Calgary, ab

!  Important Notice:

The Earlybird Deadline has been extended to April 29.

Date & Location

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – Tuesday, May 1, 2018

9:00am – 4:00pm

Executive Royal Inn Calgary

2828 23rd Street NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 8T4

phone:  888.388.3932

website:  www.executivehotels.net/calgaryhotel

 Full map & directions

Workshop Description

Our goal as educators is to empower our students to “think smart”. One way to achieve this goal is to help students understand their own learning brains.  The more they can build the self-regulation skills they need, the more effectively they will succeed in school and in life. We are at an exciting time in education where we understand so much more about how the brain learns and what we can do to support students’ developing minds and self –regulation skills.  This “live it to learn it” workshop will help teachers blend brain-based theory with doable classroom practices

The main goal of the workshop is to help classroom teachers grow elementary and secondary students who have ownership and responsibility for their own learning.  You will leave this session with a better understanding of the learning brain and practical strategies you can use in your classroom and school.

Workshop Topics:

Agenda & Learning Objectives


  • Who’s Here?
  • Who am I?
  • My WHY: Self-Regulation in myself and my students
    • How many are worried about all the enabled kids?
    • Stuck on the Escalator Video
  • Routines and Procedures for the Day
    • Live It to Learn It: Modeling how to set up a self-regulated classroom

What is Self-Regulation?

  • Explain and define. Where does is happen in the brain.
  • Placemat Activity
  • Formula for Success: Mindsets Plus Skill Sets Equals results.


  • What are Growth vs. Fixed Mindets?
    • Dweck
    • Research
  • How to teach it and live it in the classroom. (Strategies)
    • Feel It: Feel your mindset:
    • See It: The Power of Role Models
    • Talk it: Growth Mindset Talk and Teacher Praise
    • Own It: Self-Assessment
  • Skill Sets: (Strategies)
    • Metacognition
    • Explain and Define
    • Jack Naglieri research and results
    • How to teach students to be metacognitive
      • Academically and Social-emotionally/behaviorally


  • Next Steps
  • Q and A
  • Closing Message

Learning Objectives

  • Gain current research on the learning brain from the leading experts in the field.
  • Understand the connection between the brain and self-regulation.
  • Learn strategies to help students develop growth mindset thinking and diminish fixed mindset thinking.
  • See how metacognition is key to building self-regulation skills
  • Learn how to teach students of all ages how to be metacognitive
  • Leave with academic, behavioral and emotional and self-regulation strategies you can use in your classroom and/or school right away
  • Develop ways to have students self assess their mindsets and their skill sets
  • Experience examples from real teachers and students in real schools and classrooms.

Continuing Education Credits

This workshop has been formally approved by the following associations:
  • Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
  • Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
  • Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Canadian Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA)
  • Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC)
  • Indigenous Certification Board of Canada (ICBOC)
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
  • Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA)

† The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved CEUs.

* Participants will receive a certificate of completion after every workshop. Workshops are pre-approved for 5.5 or 6 credits per day unless otherwise specified.

Your Presenter(s)

Kathleen Kryza, M.A.

Kathleen Kryza, M.A., is a life-long learner, world traveler, an experienced teacher and an outstanding international presenter/coach/consultant. Kathleen is passionate, informed and committed to bringing the best educational practices to schools and teachers, so that they can help ALL students succeed. She has taught general education, special education, and gifted and talented students.   Kathleen has also worked with students of varying socio-economic and multi-cultural backgrounds   She has taught and co-taught a variety of content areas at both secondary and elementary levels.

Kathleen is the co-author of Transformative Teaching: Changing Classroom Culturally, Emotionally and Academically. (Solution Tree Press, 2016). Developing Growth Mindsets in the Inspiring Classroom, Inspiring Learners Press (2011) and the Corwin Press books, Inspiring Secondary Learners (2007), Inspiring Elementary Learners, (2008,) Differentiating in the Real Classroom (2009) and Winning Strategies for Test Taking. Kathleen is featured in the video, Differentiating Instruction in the Intermediate Grades, Bureau of Education and Research (BER), 2008. She has presented for school districts locally, nationally, and internationally for over 24 years on various educational and motivational topics.  (Differentiated Instruction, Content Literacy, Co-teaching, Active Engagement and more…)

Workshops with Kathleen are highly practical, brain-based and inspirational.  You will leave her workshops and seminars with dozens of ideas you can implement immediately. More importantly as you use these dynamic strategies in your classroom practice, you will see your students respond and grow as learners

Kathleen also coaches and consultant for districts. Kathleen differentiates instruction to meet districts and teachers’ learning needs though modeling lessons in classrooms, and by observing and guiding schools and teachers as they grow their skills.

Who Should Attend

Education and Clinical Professionals: K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors/Psychologists, Learning Assistance/ Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers. All other professionals who support students including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers, Police Officers, and Early Childhood Educators.

Parents, Caregiver, Foster Parents, Grandparents, and Extended Family raising a child.


Recommended Accommodation

Executive Royal Inn Calgary

2828 23rd Street NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 8T4

phone:  888.388.3932

website:  www.executivehotels.net/calgaryhotel

 Full map & directions

Our rates:

April 17 – 18, 2018
April 30 – May 1, 2018
May 13 – 14, 2018
June 3 –  5, 2018

Double Queen Beds $124 + tax

Release Date: 3 weeks prior to the start of the workshop

To make a reservation, please call 1.877.769.2562 and refer to the Jack Hirose & Associates group rate.

*Please note, room reservations are subject to availability

When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.

Registration & Fees

Registration Early bird Fee Regular Fee
Individual $229 $249
Group 3-7 $214 $234
Group 8-14 $199 $219
Group 15+ $179 $199
Full-Time Student $179 $199

For more information on Student Rates, click here

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Fees do not include applicable taxes (5% GST).

Early bird cutoff date: April 29, 2018
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Sunday, April 29, 2018.

Please review our Registration Terms and Conditions for information on our cancellation policy, payment policies, rebates, and more. You must agree to our Terms and Conditions to register for a workshop or conference.

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