How do you eat an elephant?

As an educator, what kinds of questions should you be asking to ensure that every person who walks onto your campus feels a sense of belonging? SmallBites LLC can help you identify why students and teachers are not getting desired teaching and learning results so that you can find and implement real solutions for real schools–one small bite at a time.

What kinds of questions should you be asking as an educator to ensure that everyone who walks onto your campus feels welcome and included? SmallBites LLC can help you move beyond diversity and equity conversations so that you can find and implement real solutions for real students–one small bite at a time.

Linking Campus Culture to Content

SmallBites LLC provides  engaging, non-provocative sessions that will help you effectively make strategic mindset, curriculum and protocol changes that transform student outcomes. Whether your goal is to better understand and teach students from diverse populations or just to help your students become more empathetic and respectful, SmallBites LLC has an option to meet your professional development needs.

Our Services

Whether you need a guest speaker, professional development at the campus or district level or just coaching for something specific like an upcoming heritage celebration or code of conduct review, SmallBites LLC can help you develop necessary competencies with solutions that engage, inspire and impact student outcomes.


SmallBites Interactives will help your school make the necessary changes to transform campus culture. Whether you have existing DEI initiatives or are just starting out, the research-based, engaging SmallBites 4Cs TM workshops can help your school implement strategies that will positively impact student learning and well-being every day. Or contact me for a solution specifically designed to meet your organization's needs.

Book Studies and Read-alouds

Schedule a book study for your PLC where you will learn teaching strategies on Hedreich's books and included activities. Or book a read-aloud for your students. With Hedreich's Racial Justice in America series and upcoming titles on STEM, the Harlem Renaissance and Black Wall Street, students can learn about diverse cultures, have questions about delicate topics answered by a knowledgeable researcher and meet a real live author.

SmallBites Interactive Courses

Using the SmallBites 4Cs framework connecting SEL concepts to diversity and inclusion strategies, SmallBites LLC can help you save time, build better relationships, create more engaging lessons and get better student outcomes. Offered face to face or as webinars, the Interactive series can guide educators through 4, 6 or 8 week courses to build, solidify and extend knowledge for the culturally responsive educator.

Keynote Speaker

Combining research, lived experience and inspiration, Hedreich's dynamic keynotes on SEL, equitable teaching practices, and diversity and inclusivity will both prepare and motivate educators to better meet the needs of students, staff and families served.

Coaching sessions

Not ready for a full workshop or course? Book a 30 minute coaching session to help you gain knowledge on a specific issue or problem. Individual coaching is perfect for making small impactful changes to class materials, curriculum, or codes of conduct. 

Small bite changes with big bite impact

Using research-based, easily implementable strategies, SmallBites courses and workshops will walk you through the steps needed to:


Born in a Negro hospital and raised in a multi-generational home on first hand stories of the ‘chitterling circuit’, lynchings and segregated restaurants and stores; Hedreich knows intimately about this country’s struggle to emerge from a “separate but equal” system. She knows what it’s like when ‘norm’ = ‘not like me’, even though in her neighborhood and in her church, everyone did look like her.

At school she was loved, but she also saw good-hearted teachers struggle to relate to her because having someone around who wasn’t White was new and different. To compensate, Hedreich grew up code switching–adjusting forms of social expression– like many students who belong to the non-dominant culture. A life balanced between two worlds was her norm well into adulthood and the lessons she’s learned in that dance have served her well.

Guest Podcasts and Interviews

Learn more about Hedreich, SmallBites and creating more inclusive, equitable spaces in which all voices are represented. Check back often for more content.


Articles and Books

Research Plus Lived Experience

As an educator and consultant, Hedreich has been able to use her experiences as a student from the non-dominant culture and a Black educator in often mostly White spaces to help frame and guide conversations on how we other.

Her research and her years in both homogeneous and diverse classrooms has enabled her to convert those experiences into vital lessons for today’s educator.

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