Self-Reg and Living in Anxious Times ft. Dr. Stuart Shanker

By Stephen G Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities

Dr. Stuart Shanker is a research professor emeritus of Philosophy and Psychology at York University and the Founder/CEO of The MEHRIT Centre. He is also the founder and Science Director of the Self-Regulation Institute. Stuart’s new book Reframed: Self-Reg for A Just Society brings together his deep knowledge of philosophy, political theory and psychology to create the type of multi-disciplinary perspective that so many of us are longing for in this divided and siloed world.

In this conversation we look at our current COVID-19 context from a self-reg lens, not only on the individual and personal level, but on the social and political level as well.

For more information on Stuart Shanker and the work of the MEHRIT Centre, visit



Stephen G. Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada
Dr. Marc Spooner
Professor, Faculty of Education
University of Regina

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.