About Love In A Big World
Since 1996, Love In A Big World has been empowering society’s youth to be socially competent, emotionally healthy problem-solvers who discover and maintain a sense of purpose, and make a positive difference in the world. We do this by equipping teachers with social-emotional learning curriculum and resources that are both research-based and practical.
By defining the structure, scope, and sequence of 24 essential character traits, the curriculum provides meaningful activities that can be completed in as little as 15 to 30 minutes per day, but also allow you to dedicate more time depending on your students’ needs. Each lesson and activity is designed to fit organically into your current academic schedule, including morning meetings, advisory periods, after-school programs, and during class time.
What resources does Love In A Big World offer educators?
Love In A Big World offers a variety of products that are designed for educators to incorporate SEL programming into their existing instruction. Whether you are interested in integrating explicit SEL content into your classroom activities or promoting a positive learning environment through colorful posters and upbeat music, Love In A Big World has you covered!
The Love In A Big World 24-Session Kits are a comprehensive curriculum and resource product providing explicit SEL instruction and supporting materials to enhance student and teacher engagement with the content. All content is age- and grade- level appropriate, and the kits are currently customized for grades K-2, grades 3-5, and grades 6-8.
About the Founder
Tamara Fyke is a creative entrepreneur with a passion for kids, families, and urban communities, and is the creator, author, and brand manager for Love In A Big World. In her early days, Tamara worked as a substitute teacher in Metro Nashville Public Schools. She transitioned to leading community programs as well as in-school support services, program development, and research. Tamara received her master’s degree in education from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development and worked at Vanderbilt’s Center for Safe & Supportive Schools providing professional development, coaching, and consulting for principals and teachers for issues related to safety and climate.
Tamara is editor of Building People: Social-Emotional Learning for Kids, Schools & Communities, a book published by Abingdon Press that brings 12 wide-ranging perspectives on SEL to educators, parents, and leaders.
Tamara’s specialties and focus areas within education include racial equality; educational technology; entrepreneurship; digital literacy; educational video games; research; school climate; curriculum design; applied developmental science; arts education; urban education; service learning; literature education; the development of caring learning communities; the professional development of educators; and learning in out of school contexts.
Tamara lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and is the proud mother of three adopted children.