Presentation Title

Cultivating Kind, Caring Children in an All About Me World

Primary Presenter Brief Bio

Cheryl Smith Turner is an independent educational training consultant providing educators with the insight and tools for improved instructional strategies that contribute to a positive climate for learning. She is a seasoned trainer who brings, passion, professionalism and more than 35 years of experience as an educator to each and every presentation. She trains on various topics related to social-emotional learning, classroom management and child guidance, language/literacy development, play-based learning and support of dual language learners, to name a few. The common thread in her presentations is Cheryl’s view of teaching as a spiritual task where the work that we do on behalf of learners must begin with empowered educators who connect with students and create powerful and positive climates for learning. A strengths-based school climate where relationships are cultivated, expectations remain high and students are taught to be thinkers is an environment where learners will succeed. Cheryl engages her audiences with a high-energy, interactive training style that combines practical strategies and impactful, relevant content with a dash of humor and a heaping helping of fun!

Type of Presentation

Regular Session

Location

Room 1909

Topic Category

Strand 2: Nurturing Healthy Children

Targeted Age Group

Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary/Afterschool

Targeted Audience

Family Child Care, Child Care Center, Directors/Administrators, Early Intervention Providers, After-School Providers, College Faculty/Trainers/TA, Primary Grades, Faith Based

Brief Session Description

Empowering children with essential social behaviors goes hand in hand with academic school readiness and success. This session will focus on pro-social skills, sharing practical strategies for cultivating caring, empathetic behaviors and creating a community of kindness.

Full Session Description

Effective child guidance goes beyond simply addressing specific inappropriate behaviors of individual children. Teachers and caregivers must also have the tools and techniques for proactively shaping the social emotional skills that will help children to function successfully in all social contexts. It is our goal to help children voluntarily exhibit empathy, kindness, caring and other pro-social skills, because developing positive relationships and social behaviors with both peers and adults is fundamental to social emotional growth and is a critical factor in helping children to thrive within an ever widening social community. In this session, teachers will evaluate current practice and acquire new tools for fostering pro-social skill development in the context of the classroom or care setting.

Start Date

20-1-2018 9:25 AM

End Date

20-1-2018 10:40 AM

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Jan 20th, 9:25 AM Jan 20th, 10:40 AM

Cultivating Kind, Caring Children in an All About Me World

Room 1909

Empowering children with essential social behaviors goes hand in hand with academic school readiness and success. This session will focus on pro-social skills, sharing practical strategies for cultivating caring, empathetic behaviors and creating a community of kindness.