Author Archive: Cheryl Brooks

Cheryl Brooks is the resident Educator for Family Guiding. After forty years in the classroom, Cheryl Brooks has mastered the art of marrying teaching with creativity. Of the many skills Ms. Brooks honed during her extensive teaching experience, she is most appreciated and known for her successes teaching second language learners and children with Individualized Education Plans to read. Ms. Brooks attributes her successes to being effective engaging and motivating children to want to read. Later in her career, she applied her engagement and motivation strategies when training teachers to implement evidenced-based reading curriculums in their classrooms. Upon retirement, Ms. Brook’s will be remembered for her uncanny ability to improve the literacy of even the most challenged learners who struggle with difficulties concentrating, impulsivity, and English fluency. What is even more impressive is that Cheryl Brooks raised three children and supported them in becoming successful adults while educating others and maintaining her reputation as a renowned aerobics teacher.

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The Blooming of Proficiency: Helping Students Prepare for Tests

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

In education our fiscal year ends in spring. This is when the blooming of knowledge and concepts are practiced and measured. Testing provides a picture of each student’s knowledge for teachers, parents […]

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Learning the Language of Emotions

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

In my 39 years of teaching, I have learned to recognize typical student behavior traits; traits that can be easily managed with a positive reward system and sometimes, a little extra parent involvement, creating a classroom of good mental health.

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Emphasizing Assets to Overcome Deficits

| December 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

Encouraging my students to imagine the tremendous potential of using their assets while doing what they enjoy to make money, allowed their deficits to fade into the shadow of their successes. My job as a teacher is to motivate students to recognize the opportunities and positive characteristics that will allow them to successfully navigate the social systems of our country. Students must celebrate their differences, which requires an emphasis on their assets while helping them to believe that anything is possible.

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