What Clients Are Saying

You are amazing!!! I got your book and already finished it! My son is a little mad because I used it to drum up a few discussions with him on school. He kept telling me to stop reading it!!! Ha! I see that as a good sign.  It is very powerful and so needed today. Thank you!


-Paula L.

Mother of 2 in Virginia

Made me think about big ideas

This-was my favorite session. Tovi Scruggs-Hussein was an incredibly intelligent and genuine presenter who made me think about big ideas around engaging black families and practical steps to take to improve my practice in a short amount of time. The session flew by. I was really grateful that I picked it and will try my best to use the tools she provided in the upcoming year! Please invite her back!

"Magic" intangibles and concrete takeaways

The speaker is amazing and facilitated a truly excellent presentation. It both had the "magic" intangibles and the
concrete takeaways I can share with my school team.

Racism discussed by looking within

I feel very grateful for this session. It was very refreshing. For the first time, heard the issue of racism was being discussed without taking sides. Instead, you looked within. I am looking forward to more
workshops with you.

Feel like part of the solution

She had a great energy and presence. She made white participants feel like a part of the solution and not just part of the problem.

Allowed teachers to be reflective on their bias

I thought that Tovi's practice and norms allowed us to voice some of the factors holding back the conversations with African American Families. The structure of the discussion allowed teachers be reflective on their bias toward these
conversations and begin to plan on how to grow in this area.

Reflect on where I am as an educator

Awesome! Amazing! Empowering! Refreshing! Practical! It allowed me to truly reflect on where I am as an educator and how I need to think "inside-out" in order to improve as an educator as well as support my students and families fully.

If my being doesn't change, the strategies don't matter

This session was fire!!! I was challenged through so many critical lenses. I left with a deep need for critical analysis of my own practice and a strong need to re-focus from they to "me." It confirmed my need to refine my work from an inside out perspective. If my being doesn't change, the strategies don't matter.

Practical tools we can use on a daily basis

Tovi, Thank you very much for your training. I felt it was very helpful b/c you provided us with many practical tools we can use on a daily basis. What I liked the most about this training is that we got to
practice the tools you shared with us. The partner activity was difficult, but I appreciated it.

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