Weekly Tribes March 2017: A ‘Curiosita’ Learning Experience

Another fantastic idea from the folks at ‘Curiosita” Check out this great strategy, ‘Think Tank‘. For a more Tribes-like approach, consider doing this in pairs or small groups…maybe even like a ‘people hunt’? Regardless, you will love the idea and your students will be engaged and challenged in a learning experience.

Weekly Tribes January 2017: Teaching in the Moment

A good read, and perhaps a good reminder: http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol12/1207-aust.aspx

Weekly Tribes December 2016: Multiple Intelligences

  In case you are thinking, “oh yeah, I should do more Multiple Intelligences…”, here is a list of activities that speak to each intelligence, compliments of Martina, a current student from Ireland in the Tribes Basic Course (BOC)

Weekly Tribes October 2016: Teach Like This

  Click on this link: Teach Like This Lots of 1 – 3 minute videos on good teaching, instructional practices and strategies.  You will see some Tribes-like support here!

Weekly Tribes August 2016 – m&m inclusion

…or use Skittles or Jelly Beans or any candy with colors: This comes from Katie, an RSP teacher. Bring a good sized jar of m&m’s or any other delicious colored candy. Allow each person to take a few from the jar. Invite sharing as follows: Red = three adjectives that describe you Yellow = favorite […]

Weekly Tribes 2016: Real Classroom Ideas

School is winding down and the students are restless.  This website has plenty of ideas to offer for movement and (still) learning, this time of year.  It even gives Tribes a shout-out.

Weekly Tribes 2016: Managing an Active Classroom

Proven Techniques for Managing an Active Classroom – Some good tips as well as affirmation of the Tribes Agreements?!

Weekly Tribes 2016: Crossing the Midline

You have heard of the physical benefits of crossing the midline.  Here is a short video about the academic benefits!  Not only do you get some clever, motivating ways to incorporate your curriculum, you will also notice some Tribes agreements and collaborative skills modeled:  attentive listening, participating fully, appreciation, mutual respect, and problem solving, to name […]

Weekly Tribes 2016: Quotation Stations

I presented the Tribes TLC process to the Partners for Children Quality Standards conference this past Friday and while there I attended a presentation from the Center for Youth Program Quality.  This strategy is from their book ‘Building Community’. Post several quotations related to a topic around the room. Have volunteers read the quotations aloud […]

Weekly Tribes 2016: Extended Nametag for content and differentiation

Vacation is over and time for school! This idea for ‘Extended Nametag’ comes from a former student of the BOC (Tribes Basic Online Course) [there is one starting next week, for two weeks] Extended nametag is best done on an index card. Students write various responses and then have some time to share with others, […]