Behind the Scenes With Tamara Fyke, Founder of Love In A Big World
With three adopted biracial children of her own, Tamara hopes to use the lessons learned through Love In A Big World to teach her children about kindness, courage, diversity and the beauty that exists within each of us.
After spending time as a substitute teacher for Metro Nashville Public Schools, Tamara Fyke saw a need for more love in the world. She had students from urban neighborhoods share with her their expectations of dying young because of their circumstances and that motivated her to give students-and children everywhere- hope, instead of fear.
In 1996, Tamara founded Love In A Big World, which offers products and resources designed for educators to incorporate Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) into school curriculum. Using colorful posters and upbeat music, the content is age appropriate, customized for grades K-2, grades 3-5, and grades 6-8.
Through Love In A Big World (LBW) lessons, students are equipped with life skills that go beyond reading, writing and arithmetic. They are taught how to be kinder, more compassionate and more resilient. They are filled with hope and taught how to deal with uncomfortable or scary situations. It is the goal of LBW to provide teachers with the tools they need to give children the social & emotional building blocks that will carry them through life and foster future generations of adults who know how to live in a diverse world and treat each other with dignity.
Hear more of Tamara's story and what her hopes for LBW are in the interview below.