Weekly Tribes 2018 – 2019: You Never Know…(valuing others)

This 2-minute clip comes from Samiha, a former student in the Basic Online Course (BOC) and is a wonderful reminder to refrain from judgement, based on appearance, race, gender…anything

Weekly Tribes 2018-2019: Taking attendance with inclusion

Check out this article from Edutopia. https://trib.al/wQnb5E0 Thanks Sandy Morse, Tribes trainer!

Weekly Tribes 2018-2019 Start the Year – Agreements

This comes from Penny, an Elementary P.E. teacher in Salt Lake City, Utah. To assess students’ understanding of the Tribes agreements I think I would write the agreements on 3×5 cards, 1 agreement/card. On one side I would write the agreement and on the other side I would write an animal sound i.e. Attentive Listening […]

Weekly Tribes is back! August 2018

Dr. Gregg Talcott, the high school principal at Brandon Valley Schools, offers personal insight in how to build community at schools. Spend 19 minutes watching this TED talk and get excited to be back at school and make your learning community.

Weekly Tribes 2018: End of the school year celebrations

Another school year is coming to a close and ‘Weekly Tribes’ is going to take a summer vacation. Here are some suggestions to celebrate the end of a great school year with your students and staff… Draw names and make a certificate for that fellow student or staff member.  Get some wallpaper samples to make […]

Weekly Tribes 2018: Nice Bike

It’s all about relationships, right?! SEL characteristics Group development process Agreements Reflection Enjoy this book and it’s connections to ‘a way of being together’ – especially if you are a motorcycle enthusiast!

Weekly Tribes 2018: ‘Dekaaz’

Here comes another offering from Catch the Fire. Musician and facilitator Rachel Bagby has created an elegant group reflection tool – a new poetic form called dekaaz.  Consisting of three lines with just ten syllables, it’s a simple, fun, and powerful form for distilling and sharing insight.  Dekaaz can consolidate a vast amount of experience into a tiny poem, […]

Weekly Tribes 2018: The AM/FM Conversation

Do you have this book yet? Catch the Fire Details for ‘The AM/FM Conversation’ are on page 87-88 and 91-92. Here’s the gist: Imagine we each have a radio inside – a metaphor for our inner-speak AM = ‘against me’ conversations, FM = ‘For me’ or Forward Moving conversations. Discuss examples of both kinds of […]

Weekly Tribes 2018: Name Drawing

Here’s a fun way to activate some visual/spatial intelligence.  Have students draw their names with pictures. Example:  “Gary” could draw a bunch of grapes for G, an apple for A, a ring for R, and a blotch of yellow for Y. Once everyone has completed drawings, post or share in groups to guess the names.  Or, save for name tags or desk top names. If you really […]

Weekly Tribes 2018: Life Insurance? – a rerun

Yes, It has been an entry for Weekly Tribes before, but who doesn’t need a little reminder now and then?