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.For information about how to bring Love in A Big World to your school or classroom, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-843-4952.
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.
Additional Love In A Big World Team Members
Ted Robinson has over forty years of success working in the K-12 education arena. He was Vice President of Sales & Partnerships for Kaplan K12 Learning Services. He was charged with moving Kaplan K12 into metro markets, developing partnerships with federal agencies and additional K-12 education partners to enhance Kaplan's strong brand.
Ted has also held executive sales and marketing positions at Macmillan/McGraw Hill, Tribune, Creative Publications and Simon and Schuster. He also has done consulting work for Leapfrog; Achieva.com; CInnovations; Achieve Data Solutions; Scholar Centric; Quantum Learning Solutions; ClassLink; Graduation Alliance; Civil Survival; Learning Upgrade; Proximity Learning and several other small, medium sized K-12 technology companies.
He taught middle school for 14 years in Southern California.
Sergio Rojas has been a professional sales consultant in the education market for over 30 years. In his extensive career experience, he has developed a keen ability in researching programs that help English Language Learners (ELLs). He brings the perspective of teaching (ELLs) and training teachers in this field.
Sergio has experience in marketing print and technology programs to large school districts such as Los Angeles USD, San Francisco USD and San Diego USD in California as well across the country.
Sergio graduated from California State University-Los Angeles and has a master’s degree from Colorado Technical University. He also has certificates in Business Administration, Change Management and CBO for Learning Education Agencies.
As a young woman growing up in a poverty-stricken single parent home, Dr. Shree Walker refused to be victim of circumstance. Being the eldest of six children she has been faced with many obstacles. Dr. Shree Walker is a focused, enthusiastic, highly experienced educator with a proven ability to quickly interpret complex legal situations while finding practical resolutions to support all diverse learners. Without any heroes to look to, she had to become her own. Dr. Walker is determined not live as a victim or a statistic.
Dr. Shree Walker earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from Fisk University and a Master’s degree in Special Education from Lipscomb University. She then went to earn her Education Specialist’s degree in Administration and Supervision from Tennessee State University, where she also earned her Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Walker is a co-author of University community partnerships in teacher preparation: Changing attitudes about students with disabilities, author of Resilient Walker, the Director Section 504 and Special Populations for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools as well an Adjunct Professor of Education at Belmont University.