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.
A good read, and perhaps a good reminder: http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol12/1207-aust.aspx
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)
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!
…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 […]
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.
Proven Techniques for Managing an Active Classroom – Some good tips as well as affirmation of the Tribes Agreements?!
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]