We are designed to transform the educational space through our intentional framework that reflects the intersection of critical love, justice, teacher wellness and self-care and student engagement through culturally responsive tools and social emotional learning development.
We cater your learning opportunities around what is needed to best serve the professional and personal needs and goals of the educational staff, alongside the social emotional needs of the students, their families/caregivers, and communities. We highlight current practices that are effective and build upon the intellectual work teachers are already doing. We are here to enhance and ensure that SEL is sustainable and equitable.
TEACHER WELLNESS & RETENTION PRIORITIZED
As leaders in SEL, we understand that the key to sustaining an equitable SEL environment, we MUST center Adult SEL. We work with school leaders to transform the work environment to a space for teacher wellness to THRIVE by tending to the root of those teacher attrition related problems, and not just addressing the symptoms.
INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT &
We partner with a small group of BIPOC educational consultants that are experts in culturally responsive and SEL-oriented across a variety of content areas, such as STEAM, Literacy, and ASL. Our goal is to offer resources and tools to help shape the heart and souls of educators, towards transforming education into healing spaces. In addition to impacting the hearts and souls of our clients, we intentionally work to craft a culturally responsive pedagogy that builds teacher efficacy as researchers and solid practitioners of an information processing and cognitive-based theoretical framework.
HEALING, JUSTICE & EQUITY IS OUR JAM
We intentionally develop our work based on the combination of justice, equity, and love. This intentional alignment fosters healing within education to help repair the harm educational trauma has imposed upon our educators and students. Our SEL work challenges anti-liberatory practices and toxic educational environments by providing space for adult and child learners to explore their critical consciousness and draw conclusions based on realities their communities face. The work we co-design with educators centers radical self/community care through an intentional pursuit of healing and liberation that will transform schools and classrooms from the top-down.
DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT
"[This workshop] offered several helpful teacher tips and launch points for diving deeper and learning more. Also a very comfortable environment for open discussion and questions.”
“The guidelines and suggested responses to facilitating group discussions are FANTASTIC... I wish I had these for a few DEI workshops I facilitated a few years ago...I would say that the hardest, but also the most rewarding and fun, part of those workshops is making people comfortable enough to where they aren't afraid to share. You are an inspiration and a great teacher of teachers. Thank you for your impactful ideas and words; there is no doubt that they manifest into actions in my classroom!”
Working with Dr. Battles has been phenomenal! Her passion and high level of knowledge and expertise has proven to be beneficial at our campus. Her focus on student empowerement, self-regulation, and social emotional learning has assisted with building and sustaining positive relationships between students and staff.
Dr. Jennifer Nelson
“My experience with you was everything. The first day I walked into class I felt right at home and I didn't even know your name. I had been going to [school name] for a minute so seeing a Black woman as my teacher made my heart warm. Little did I know you would come into my life and change it for the better. You made me look at the subject English from a different angle. You helped me reshape my writing and language which helped me succeed in future English classes. I loved the bond we made because I could still come to you for help with my papers, even though you weren't my teacher anymore. I just wanna say thank you for everything you've done and everything you're doing.”
Current College Student (Junior)
It's time to dismantle the systems of trauma and harm. Let's restore the SOUL back into education and cultivate learning spaces that heal.