T4EA Annual Educators’ Symposium

Whole Child Wellness:

Finding a Pathway to Meet the Needs of First Nation Learners

Friday April 5th, 2019

Constance is passionate about supporting parents, families, and communities. In her role as the Provincial Coordinator for the Nobody’s Perfect Parent Program in Saskatchewan, she provides training, resource development, and support to service providers and organizations working with parents and families. As a Parent Program Coordinator, Parent Coach, and mom to a 4 year old girl and 10 year old boy, Constance recognizes that parenting is one of the most rewarding, most important, and also the most challenging jobs there is.

A deep desire to better understand herself and others, led to degrees in psychology, sociology, and social work. Of all her studies and experience, Self-Reg has created the greatest personal and professional impact. Constance believes that adopting a deeper awareness of Self-Reg, in all aspects of society, is pivotal to creating positive, meaningful, and lasting changes for future generations.

Walaid Zahra has been in the Education field for 15 years, working in both the classroom and administration.  Growing up with four older sisters in Edmonton, he developed several strategies in conflict resolution, and mediation.  After graduating from the University of Toronto, he spent several years in Northern Alberta teaching. It was during those years that he learned the most about kids, families, relationships, and the vital importance of connection.  Today, he is still living in Northern Alberta teaching middle school, has three amazing children, and speaking to educators around the country about Tribes, and the importance of collaborative learning.

Walaid passionately believes in the importance of developing strong relationships with the people we lead and teach.  He adamantly admits his best experiences, and learning come from working with fellow educators. Walaid approaches every session as an opportunity to learn things from each other, and giving one another the support to be a successful mentor for the students we teach.

His sessions are based on the Tribes agreements, they are interactive, and fun.  Be prepared to laugh, learn, and have fun!