JUNE Masterclass




A 60-minute Masterclass for early childhood educators.

Join Dr Jo Fahey to enhance your understanding of how young children develop self-regulation and your role in providing co-regulation and environments that are conducive to children learning to self-regulate.

June 27, 07:30 am UTC

with Dr. Jo Fahey

Exploring Self-regulation, Play, and Playful Learning. 


  • Looking for strategies to help children who become dysregulated?
  • Wanting to understand the difference between self-regulation and self-control?
  • Trying to better understand the dimensions of play and playful learning?

If the drive to play is so intense that children will do so when they have no commercial toys, when parents do not actively encourage it, and even in the middle of a war zone, then why has the time children spend playing decreased?

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Refine your understanding

Together, we will examine Dr. Stuart Shanker's method for enhancing self-regulation in children across five interrelated domains: biological, emotional, cognitive, social, and prosocial.
Presuming that 'environment' means the 'context' then the physical environment, the relationships, the routines, the transitions, the structure of the day, the amount of time spent learning in teacher-directed groups versus the amount of time when the child has choice, all impact the child's ability to self-regulate.

The difference between self-regulation and self-control. 

Join us to DISCOVER:

The role of the environment in promoting self-regulation.

The dimensions of play and playful learning.

Meet your Presenter,
Dr. Jo Fahey

Dr. Jo Fahey has the lived experience of teaching and learning with young children for many years in both national and international settings.

For over 30 years, Jo has alternated between teaching in schools and preschools, working in the university sector, and leading professional learning for educators - particularly early years educators - in Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East.

Jo has conducted extensive research leading to a doctoral dissertation. This, in turn, led to the publication of her book, ‘Ways to Learn Through Inquiry: Guiding Children to Deeper Understanding’, published in 2012 by the International Baccalaureate. 

Most recently Jo has been running on-line courses including Playful Literacies: Honouring Children's Agency and The Power of Play: International Conversations. 

Your Masterclass Presenter

Learn more about the factors that can affect children's self-regulation and ways that we can help children to become calm, restore energy and build stronger relationships within their community so that they feel safe, included and valued.


Learn how you can better support the children and families in your setting.

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