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Founded in 2012 by educator and training consultant, Cheryl S. Her training style is a teacher focused, upbeat blend of active learning, humor and fun.

Turner Ed.S, we help educators and early childhood programs implement effective academic and social-emotional learning strategies for improved learner outcomes. Reach - Teaching Learning Solutions (REACH TLS) is an education consulting company founded by veteran teacher, adult educator and nationally certified trainer, Cheryl Smith Turner. Its objective is providing professional development traini

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03/28/2024

So where in the world IS Cheryl Turner? Here’s your answer.
I posed this several days ago, intending to post this follow up video. Then I got sidetracked by a fall and a sprained ankle, complete with an ER visit, ankle brace and crutches. Thank goodness for travel insurance, which should cover everything.
It hasn’t slowed me down much. School has been just the beginning of my learning. Navigating the massive train system, shopping, interpreting signs/labels, adjusting to the culture and beginning to actually use a language that is structured very differently from English… Lots of “newness” that is sometimes intimidating, but mostly exhilarating! I’m abt 6 wks in… I’ll keep you posted!

03/20/2024

Where in the world is Cheryl???

Timeline photos 01/09/2024

AIR Childcare Training Solutions has some great online courses related to positive discipline and many other topics. I especially like this one! Check them out!

New course alert! "From Chaos to Connection: Positive Discipline Strategies" is a three hour course that will discuss how brain development relates to social emotional learning and strategies that prevent challenging behaviors from developing or escalating.
Purchase this course today at https://airchildcare.com/

12/03/2023

Southern California Kindergarten Association Conference is an awesome way to kick off 2024. See you in Pasadena?

09/29/2023

https://youtu.be/-p5Pi3dP_9o?si=8m-SC6AG8KRY860l
Virginia Head Start and Early Head Start educators, we ALL know the importance of support that we both give and receive from our parents and families. So I I hope to see you in Harrisonburg October 24-26th. I'll be presenting "Schools and Families Uniting For Learner Success. Lots of great stuff happening... So join the fun and get registered TODAY!
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Annual Training Conference 2023 - Virginia Head Start Association VAHSA’s annual conference is our largest attended conference, typically with 500 people, serving in all roles in Head Start. This signature conference focuses on bringing our community a fun and engaging learning experience to support all Head Start service areas. From Head Start parents on Policy...

09/10/2023

Wisdom from my friend Dan St. Romain, Educational Consulting. Enjoy!

I think it is safe to say that my wife and I have a new outdoor stray cat that has adopted us. Of course, the scales were quickly tipped in our directions when we started feeding him. Yes – We are animal people. Cats, dogs, birds, deer - all God’s creatures great and small seem to feel right at home at Casa St. Romain.

Porch Panther, as he is affectionately known, is an interesting beast. Clearly feral, it took him awhile to get comfortable enough to approach us. We couldn’t look at him or make any movements initially, as he was easily startled and would dart away with little-to-no provocation. He’s also the messiest eater ever encountered. Guessing he has only had experience eating food that is on the move.

His most interesting feature though is his personality. He seems to want affection and interaction with his people, but has no clue how to get it appropriately. He rubs up against us, but can’t handle more than a passing head scratch without getting overstimulated and using his laser-sharp animal-catching claws to swipe at us. I have battle wounds on my ankles that serve as evidence.

Though frustrated, I don’t get mad at Porch Panther because I assume he is doing the best he is able with the skills at his disposal. Like the new kid on the playground who wants to be part of the gang, our little friend is going to need a lot of time and practice before learning how to get his needs met appropriately.

Teachers, did you catch those two words? Time and practice? With it being the beginning of a new school year, many of your students have had a summer where they may not have had a lot of interaction with other children. Accordingly, patience is the key. We can’t rush social or emotional development or skill acquisition.

I tell you this, because I might need to be reminded of this lesson in the coming months. Raising youngins is not easy. Excited to have a new outdoor friend, but dreading our next challenge. At some point soon we will need to get this kitty to the vet for shots and neutering, lest we end up with a whole lot more Porch Panthers running around.

09/10/2023

The wisdom of my good friend Dan St. Romain, Educational Consulting. Enjoy!

I think it is safe to say that my wife and I have a new outdoor stray cat that has adopted us. Of course, the scales were quickly tipped in our directions when we started feeding him. Yes – We are animal people. Cats, dogs, birds, deer - all God’s creatures great and small seem to feel right at home at Casa St. Romain.

Porch Panther, as he is affectionately known, is an interesting beast. Clearly feral, it took him awhile to get comfortable enough to approach us. We couldn’t look at him or make any movements initially, as he was easily startled and would dart away with little-to-no provocation. He’s also the messiest eater ever encountered. Guessing he has only had experience eating food that is on the move.

His most interesting feature though is his personality. He seems to want affection and interaction with his people, but has no clue how to get it appropriately. He rubs up against us, but can’t handle more than a passing head scratch without getting overstimulated and using his laser-sharp animal-catching claws to swipe at us. I have battle wounds on my ankles that serve as evidence.

Though frustrated, I don’t get mad at Porch Panther because I assume he is doing the best he is able with the skills at his disposal. Like the new kid on the playground who wants to be part of the gang, our little friend is going to need a lot of time and practice before learning how to get his needs met appropriately.

Teachers, did you catch those two words? Time and practice? With it being the beginning of a new school year, many of your students have had a summer where they may not have had a lot of interaction with other children. Accordingly, patience is the key. We can’t rush social or emotional development or skill acquisition.

I tell you this, because I might need to be reminded of this lesson in the coming months. Raising youngins is not easy. Excited to have a new outdoor friend, but dreading our next challenge. At some point soon we will need to get this kitty to the vet for shots and neutering, lest we end up with a whole lot more Porch Panthers running around.

Take Action for Head Start 07/16/2023

Take Action for Head Start Take Action for Head Start: The best way to kick off conversations with your elected officials is to reach out early!

Timeline photos 07/15/2023

Whether it’s pre-k, kindergarten or middle school… first day jitters can be real for a lot of kiddos!

It’s normal for children to be nervous about the transition to kindergarten.

Listen to a read-aloud of the classic book, “First Day Jitters,” and learn how you can support the children in your life as they take this big step: https://buff.ly/2Rwt9aC

06/24/2023

Congratulations to my friend Rob Lee Leytham who co-authored The Feeling Is Bright with Becky Bailey and Conscious Discipline®. It's been awarded the 2023 Book of the Year Award by Creative Child Magazine! Rob, you literally ROCK!!! Can't wait to get my copy!!!

🎉 Exciting news! The Feeling is Bright: Self-Regulation through Rhythm and Rhyme won 2023 BOOK OF THE YEAR from Creative Child Magazine!

This unique book and drumming music combo features a delightful hardcover with lyrics, learning and art for 12 compositions, plus digital downloads for all 23 songs and bonus lesson plans for teachers.

Get your copy today: https://consciousdiscipline.com/product/the-feeling-is-bright-site-license/

06/15/2023

A big thanks to the many Head Start educators who attended my session yesterday at the 2023 Leadership Summit in Atlanta. Continue to shine your light 💡 throughout workplace communities in our southeast region.

Photos from Reach TLS's post 05/30/2023

Miami Dade County Headstart Leadership working as teams to win the “Marshmallow Tower Challenge” during our training on Relationship Building in the Workplace. If we can work this hard to tape spaghetti together, imagine what we can do for our kiddos. Thank you educators for hosting me for an amazing day of learning!

Mind in the Making Summer Institute 05/10/2023

https://mailchi.mp/familiesandwork/mitmsummerinstitute
ATTENTION TRAINERS and CONSULTANTS: I did this training for trainers a few years ago. The content and the materials they provide to MiTM trainers are both outstanding! So glad they are doing a virtual TFT to reach people everywhere. Check it out.

Mind in the Making Summer Institute Train the Trainer: 20 hours of training on the Seven Essential Skills Every Child Needs    You will receive:  Live, virtual facilitation by Erin Ramsey, lead Mind in the Making Facilitator.   Access to all the materials to offer the training upon completion of the entire course.   Group suppor...

12/08/2022

Words of wisdom from my dear friend Dan St. Romain. Thank you Dan for reminding us all to "slow our roll".... :) ☺️

Timeline photos 12/04/2022

Looking forward to presenting two sessions at the NHSA Parent and Family Engagement Conference in Dallas, TX, Dec. 12-15. http://click.email-nhsa.org/?qs=bd9d6bb359bb07a89a80d02ca4a6b4b137e176255d8a068dad80dfe288244ddcf6582489f9037f2dcb3c86de1e3157dfb7b4e8261d324c4c

Spending time together as a family is essential to building strong bonds. To strengthen your familial connection, try playing a game or reading together!

Find additional activities for the whole family here: https://buff.ly/3jtRMxi

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10/19/2022

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10/19/2022

Teachers this is a “DONT MISS” event. Join TODAY! Wednesday, Oct 19 for
YLJ: Consistent Routines, Rituals, and Transitions (Element 3). Hosted by Atlanta Speech School/Cox Campus

Register here and a zoom link will be provided:

Consistent Routines, Rituals, and Transitions | Cox Campus Join the Rollins staff as they explore the topic of consistent routines, rituals, and transitions. Bring your experiences, get ready for great dialogue, and

10/09/2022

This had me ROLLIN'🤣🤣🤣 ...Because it's spot on!!!

Helping Educators REACH Their Potential - Cheryl Turner 10/07/2022

Time sure flies when you're having fun... Last month Reach TLS, celebrated it's 10th anniversary!!! I was recently interviewed by GoSolo, an online publication. For my many educator friends and colleagues who are in various stages of their journey, here are some tips I shared about starting a consultancy and making it work! Thanks to all of you who have supported, encouraged, collaborated and welcomed me in to your schools, programs, communities and classrooms to think, share and learn together! ... On to the next decade!!!➡️

Helping Educators REACH Their Potential - Cheryl Turner Reach TLS, LLC is a consultancy that represents teaching and learning solutions for early childhood and school-age educators or care providers. With a focus on child development, child guidance, social-emotional learning, early literacy development, play-based learning, and a host of other topics.

Photos from Reach TLS's post 10/03/2022

Thank you to Georgia Association for the Education of Young Children - GAEYC and all those who organized,supported and attended the fall conference on Saturday. It was a beautiful professional learning event, well attended and it was great being back face-to-face, training educators who are passionate about the work we do!

Wiggle, Giggle and Jam! 09/19/2022

Thanks to Preston Blackburn at www.pivottoplay.com for inviting me to share this blog with her audience. Enjoy!

Wiggle, Giggle and Jam! Wiggle, Giggle and Jam! The Magical Trifecta of Movement, Music and Thinking! My daughter danced from the age of three. She loved dancing. In school, she wasn’t nearly as enthusiastic about math. She especially hated high school algebra. Once while studying for a test, she complained, “If I were...

Minister of the Walk 09/06/2022

Everyone in your class needs to have a responsibility no matter how big or small. Here's a big one to add to your helpers board.. "Minister of the Walk"! I think it's a brilliant way to integrate body movement, creativity and a whole lot of fun into your whole group transitions! Another great read from Pop, Hop and Rock!!

Minister of the Walk In February of 2020, I had the pleasure of speaking at the South Carolina Early Childhood Association Conference in Charleston, SC. I was amazed and humbled by the more than 200 people who came to my session on physical literacy. Even more, I was energized by the enthusiasm for the need to get our e...

Risk: Big Body Play's Tricky Friend 08/30/2022

That cover picture sure grabbed by attention! :) This is a great read... Thank you to Preston Blackburn at Pivot to Play for your insight on navigating kids and big body play!

Risk: Big Body Play's Tricky Friend A few weeks ago, I received an email from a teacher who had heard me speak at an educators conference. She shared a recent experience, looking for confirmation that her approach was the correct choice. Outside her classroom door, some of the children had spotted a spider. They had been studying spid...

08/10/2022

Hey FB family! Cheryl and Aliya hosted two webinars recently where we posed three important questions to our audience of parents...

Who's in your support crew?
Why must you tune in to self before responding to your kids?
How can you remain in a mode for learning?

Our webinar, "Parenting: Building The Airplane and Flying It At The Same Time", was a preface to our upcoming online course called Parenting 360 (...more to come about that later!!)

In case you missed out on the webinar, take a listen to a snippet focusing on Tool #2: Put on your own oxygen mask FIRST! If you'd like to check out the entire episode, just REACH out and I'll send it!!

[email protected]

Photos from Conscious Discipline®'s post 08/10/2022

What a gift to the people of Uvalde TX! Thank you to Becky Bailey for the messages of love and understanding you share!

Timeline photos 06/22/2022

Raise your hand if you could make use of THREE practical, grab-n-go, backed by science parenting strategies that you will use immediately!

Our FREE webinar: "Parenting: Building the Airplane and Flying It At The Same Time" will air live on Sat. June 25th at 10:00 am EDT.

Pre-register to secure your spot at www.reachtls.com/buildtheplane

..and Share Share Share with parents/families in your village! See you soon.

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Reaching Solutions....
Inspiring Learning

Reach - Teaching Learning Solutions (REACH TLS) is an education consulting company founded by veteran teacher, adult educator and nationally certified trainer, Cheryl Smith Turner. Its objective is providing professional development training that helps teachers and schools find solutions for improving teaching and learning in classrooms. Cheryl is a seasoned teacher trainer who brings passion, professionalism and more than 35 years of experience as an educator to each and every presentation she delivers. Her training style is a teacher focused, upbeat blend of active learning, humor and fun. She has conducted workshops and trainings on a variety of topics, to include classroom management, social-emotional development, language and literacy development, critical thinking skills and play-based learning. Cheryl's mission as a trainer is to both engage and connect with her audience in order to stimulate their thinking and inspire their practice. She understands the culture of teachers and schools and participants leave her trainings with increased knowledge and an arsenal of tools that will help them create a calm, respectful, high performing classroom. For additional information about professional learning workshops, contact Cheryl at [email protected] or 678.701.7571.

Videos (show all)

Hola!! …From Madrid Spain
Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask FIRST!
Why am I jumping for joy??? ‘Cuz I’m super excited about our new webinar “Parenting: Building the Airplane and Flying It...
Hey experts!  I’d love ❤️ your input! Feel free to share with your village 👍🏽. www.reachtls.com/parentingsurvey
Safe Spaces Virtual Training Launch
Build a house with junk from a drawer!
Two days of learning about being an ECE public policy advocate... Now 375 educators take our skills to the Capitol!  It’...
The Boyce L. Ansley School is doing wonderful work to serve children and families in Atlanta’s homeless community.  It w...
CMSD teachers rolled out the red carpet. Then we rolled up our sleeves and got busy learning!
The AGC EC Conference in Augusta was “super fun” from start to finish with the amazing, animated Sean Brown and his Supe...
These teachers were having some fun retelling their version of “The Three Little Pigs”!  Giggles galore!!! 🤣
Becky Bailey?...Conscious Discipline  Becky Bailey????   YIKES!!  Along with about 5,000 of my favorite educator friends...

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