About Us

Tyrone Tanner, Ed.D. is a professor of education at Prairie View A&M University and founder of Educational Concepts, LLC. He has authored numerous books and articles focused on building community/school partnerships; best practices in parenting; and effective teaching practices that lead to the success of all learners. As a consultant, he has facilitated exciting evidence-based workshops for more than 200,000 educators, parents, and community stakeholders across the United States. Prior to becoming a university professor, Dr. Tanner served as a middle and high school teacher, principal, and central office school administrator. His research and philosophy is firmly rooted in the belief that all students can learn and if provided a culturally responsive environment they can learn with exceptionality.

As a father and educator, he is committed and dedicated to developing the tools necessary for educators and parents to experience success with all children. Dr. Tanner received his Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Cultural Studies from the University of Houston, Master of Education in School Administration and Supervision from Southern University, and Bachelor of Arts in History Education from Newberry College.

Educational Concepts (EC) is a full-service educational consulting company celebrating over ten years of service. The company has over 30 team members servicing schools and organizations. Most of our consultants have earned doctorates in education and are Texas certified teachers and administrators. Our consultants have served actively in the academic learning community for more than 20 years as counselors, teachers, principals, superintendents, and professors. In addition, many of our team members have pioneered research on a variety of educational topics evidenced in a cadre of national and international publications, books, hundreds of workshops, and professional education conferences.

Our educational consulting services provide evidence-based, culturally responsive practices tailored to meet the unique needs of schools and districts. We specialize in the following core areas:

Creating Culturally Responsive Classrooms/Teaching – since this area is rarely taught as part of teacher preparation coursework, many teachers often feel underprepared to meet the needs of students they encounter in their classrooms. Through an exploration of evidence-based concepts regarding learning styles, locus of control, and culturally responsive theories, participants gain a new understanding of the children they teach and how to effectively instruct each of them. This series of workshops helps and reinforces the understanding that it is indeed true that “all children can learn,” if educators are equipped with the proper tools and strategies to effectively reach them.
Culturally Responsive Parent Involvement - a series of workshops that focus on culturally responsive strategies for increasing school and community partnerships, effective parent/teacher conferences, school/community trust and much more.

Educational Concepts Mentoring (Coaching) - provides coaching and feedback for teachers. This product provides a space to create professional learning environments guided by trust, norms of collaboration, high expectations, on-going inquiry, and deep reflection by working directly with educators through evidence-based teaching practices using EC’s cultural responsive models.

Educational Concepts Leadership and Teambuilding Conference - designed to facilitate engaging activities for school leaders that increase synergy among leaders through collaboration, increased trust, and the development of authentic communication within the team. The result is significant improvement in student academic performance. This is an all-inclusive, three-day conference.

Educational Concepts Data Reports - offer insights into the practices and performance of educators and students, which allow for data-driven, evidence-based recommendations to inform educational improvement. These data reports measure and ultimately encourage cultural responsive approaches on campus that positively impact student achievement at the practice and policy levels.

Educational Concepts Teacher Retreat and Teambuilding Workshop - designed to facilitate engaging activities that will allow teachers to connect with their leadership team, develop clear culturally responsive (CR) goals and values and gain CR strategies that positively impact student achievement, parent involvement, and the overall school culture and morale.

CR Classroom Management - designed to create a safe and positive school climate through culturally responsive practices. As a result, schools will see a decrease in discipline referrals.

Professional Book Study, Tutoring, and Enrichment Services - EC facilitates book studies that are tailored to the particular needs of the school or school district to assist school and district leadership teams.

We provide tutoring and enrichment services to students in grades K-12 in Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and ESL. We provide culturally responsive instruction that is aligned to the Texas state standards.

Additional Services:

Through our workshops, EC facilitate intensive, professional development in evidence-based culturally responsive best practices based on schools' and districts' identified needs and relevant data in the following areas:

  • Culturally Responsive Education Certification
  • Learning Styles Inventory App
  • Leadership Conferences
  • Survey development and interpretation
  • Customized data disaggregation/analysis and interpretation with campus leadership team
  • Collaborative Friends Groups
  • Small Action Research Projects
  • Small Group Professional Development during planning or departmental meetings
  • Routine visits to reinforce campus professional development goals
  • Publication services
  • Customized workshops

Certifications include:

  • HUB – Historically Under-utilized Business
  • MBE – Minority Business Enterprise
  • CPE Provider

We are confident that our team of coaches and consultants will provide the highest quality of service. Knowledge and expertise of cultural responsive parenting and teaching based on best practices and research are the cornerstones of Educational Concepts, LLC.


Educational Concepts

Culturally Responsive Educational Theories This powerful book provides:

The objectives of the workbook focuses on:

  • Case studies for improving the academic performance of diverse learners
  • Real world strategies for culturally responsive teaching
  • Evidence-based practices that reach diverse learners, increase parental involvement, and reduce classroom discipline referrals

Culturally Responsive Educational Theories: A Practical Guide For Closing the Achievement Gap and Reducing Classroom Discipline Referrals

  • Facilitating conversations around cultural disparities in school
  • Infusing culturally responsive principles into goal setting and strategic planning
  • Assessing the major barriers to overcome when building healthy schools and community partnerships
Educational Concepts

This parenting book provides parents:

  • Best practices in parenting
  • Strategies to motivate academic achievement in their children
  • Goal setting strategies
  • Strategies for preparing children for high-stakes testing
Educational Concepts

This co-parenting book provides:

  • Powerful strategies for working with difficult ex-partners.
  • Practical tools for dealing with the stress and grief associated with divorce.
  • A reference guide for understanding legal parenting rights and other legal issues that come with divorce.
  • Research-based evidence on the impact of divorce on children.
  • Coping strategies for minimizing the conflict that comes with co-parenting.
  • Practical dos and don’ts for parents to follow as they share parenting responsibilities.
Educational Concepts

This learning styles inventory asks a series of 35 questions designed to determine your learning style. Learning styles describe the way a person learns. Understanding your preferred learning style will enable you to adjust situations to maximize your learning. If you are a teacher, instructor of others, or business leader, understanding how learning styles work, and using this knowledge to differentiate your interactions with others, will lead to greater success with your students and/or employees. It is important to note that all individuals fall on a continuum with respect to learning styles. While some may possess more of a particular style, they will likely have characteristics of all of them.

Culturally Responsive (CR) Learning Styles APP

This dynamic and convenient app provides cultural relevant pedagogical skills to be able to:

  • Understand how CR learning styles work and using this knowledge to maximize your learning experiences and interactions with others.
  • Provide skills and specific pedagogical strategies to address those differences such as communicating effectively.
  • Provide teachers with strategies and pedagogical approaches to meet the unique and individual needs and interests of each student.
Culturally Responsive Education Certification

These series of modules provides CPE credits and cultural training to help educators:

  • Understand cultural responsiveness and what it means to be culturally responsive.
  • Gain strategies and best practices in becoming competent in cultural responsiveness
  • Employ culturally responsive pedagogy that fosters learning environments that will support diverse learners to achieve academically.