Entries by Michael

CBC Saskatchewan: Regina group celebrates unsuspecting do-gooders with 100 Acts of Kindness campaign

Regina group celebrates unsuspecting do-gooders with 100 Acts of Kindness campaign Creative Options Regina spent winter months handing out gifts, helping community members By Samanda Brace, CBC News Posted: Mar 21, 2018 4:00 PM CTLast Updated: Mar 21, 2018 4:00 PM CT Ecole Connaught secretary Janine Jackson is given some baking after being nominated through Creative […]

100 Acts of Kindness; COR A-OK!

Value. It’s something that doesn’t need to be earned. We all have value. Within our own circle of support that value is magnified and can be easily recognized. But every once in a while a person we may not even know does something special and it takes us back. Maybe they spark up a conversation […]

The pillars of Gentle Teaching (safe, loved, loving, and engaged) have taught me the difference between equal and equitable.

Dr. John McGee’s Gentle Teaching has transformed the person I am by helping me to understand that everyone deserves the help that they require. This is beneficial to me as I start my internship at a local inner-city school through the University of Regina Faculty of Education. As I start this journey, the teachings of […]

I was inspired by these interactions and how the 4 pillars of gentle teaching were incorporated into everyday interactions almost seamlessly.

Before I started working at Creative Options Regina I had never heard of the term “Gentle Teaching.” I had never worked with people with disabilities before – and to be quite honest – I was afraid. I was afraid because my entire life society told me to disregard and disengage; to completely forget about what […]

Vulnerabilities of Caregivers – John J. McGee

“Although our vulnerabilities and the external threats to our wellbeing are in many ways nothing compared to those of the persons whom we serve, it is important that we recognize our own before dealing further with the vulnerabilities of those whom we serve. We are all vulnerable to breakdowns in our personal values. Sometimes these […]