Biased Book Club Week 2
Biased Book Club
The Biased Book Club will be led by Sheryl Shields
Starting on Saturday, July 11 from 9 am - 10 am
We will meet for 5 weeks for an hour each week
Coaches work with all types of clients. Sometimes they look just like us and there’s an immediate familiarity and sometimes they don’t and we struggle to bond with them. That doesn’t make you a bad coach - it just makes you human. We are all born with an innate bias towards people and communities where everyone looks like us. Our country is created like that. Due to the recent events in the news now is the perfect time to learn about how our thoughts and life experiences cause us to think and act differently around certain people.
As coaches we know the importance of bringing our biases to light and we’re going to read Bias by Jennifer Eberhardt.
We will meet on Saturdays from July 11 - Aug 8 from 9-10am CT, and read two chapters each week. During our meeting we’ll answer questions and talk about our experiences.
Sheryl is an Executive Coach who’s passionate about helping teachers and school administrators live healthier and happier lives. Sheryl leads various training sessions, workshops and classes on creating a positive classroom environment, how to battle burnout, ways to rekindle your passion, and techniques on working with difficult students and staff. She uses various Emotional Intelligence methods to help her clients identify and manage their emotions, which reduces stress and creates a positive school climate.
Sheryl earned a Masters in Organizational Leadership and Coaching from Lewis University in 2017, a week before retiring from a 20 year teaching career. She has taught various workshops and classes for Chicago Public Schools, Joliet Township District 204, Community High School District 218, and Lewis University. She published “Teaching can kill you: How to survive and BE HAPPE in the classroom” in 2015.