Building People

Social-Emotional Learning for Kids, Families, Schools, and Communities

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Building People
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Published July 2018

Building People: Social-Emotional Learning for Kids, Families, Schools and Communities brings together a dozen wide-ranging perspectives on social-emotional learning (SEL) to present a comprehensive picture of the SEL landscape in schools and communities and provide action steps for educators, families, and leaders. This book’s contributors represent a diverse group of nationally and internationally renowned researchers, practitioners, and thought leaders whose collective body of work addresses multiple facets of SEL and its successful implementation in numerous relevant contexts. All stakeholders—from those who work in a school or district to families or other community leaders—will gain a better understanding of SEL and what it looks like in practice through this book. You will discover applicable ways to improve SEL wherever you live and work.

About the Author

Tamara Fyke

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 lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and is the proud mother of three children.