Weekly Tribes 2018: Knowledge vs. Thinking

Here is 6 minutes of Neil deGrasse Tyson, reminding us that it is far more important to know HOW to think, rather than what to think.  Thank you Neil.

Weekly Tribes 2018: Kick Me

I know this doesn’t sound very Tribes-like, but I have your attention!  This site comes from Jonathan, an English teacher in Melbourne, Australia, and current student in the Tribes Basic Online Course (BOC).  Along with ‘Kick Me’ there are many other Tribes-like strategies for interactive learning.   The K20 Center provides short, sharp explanations of […]

Weekly Tribes 2018: Pass the Beat Around the Room

Watch this ‘instructional’ video (2 and a half minutes), and add your own challenges or ideas. The facilitator mentions how you can use this for spelling.  Likely, you can think of ways to use it for language development, sequencing, learning facts, and math operations. Whatever the agenda, this energizer requires focus and attention – two […]

Weekly Tribes 2017 – 2018: 1-2-4-All

This is a quick reflective practice strategy: 1/2/4 all: first one minute for yourself, then share with someone, then pair up and share and then one person of the four shares with the group.

Weekly Tribes 2017-2018: Circles

This particular link (submitted by Terry, a former student in the Tribes Basic Online Course) is 4 minutes of affirmation and information on why and how meeting in a community circle can change everything.  Notice there are several other great links to learn more about Restorative Circles. It is never too late to implement a community […]

Weekly Tribes 2017-2018: Community Building

Check out this link: http://www.law.umaryland.edu/programs/cdrum/documents/restorative_practices/Community_Building.pdf Using the community circle to build community, increase social capital, and prepare students for having a voice, these suggestions offer something for everyone – from low to high risk  (from inclusion to influence). Involve students in make the choice for the topic (transferring responsibility), and up your classroom management game as […]

Weekly Tribes April 2017: Constructivism and Technology Integration

This one-minute video is a handy reminder/check for how you might be using technology as a tool, rather than as an outcome.   What Tribes strategies might be done with technology? What’s in you wallet = what’s on your Chrome book? Something good = Something good I can share on my Chrome book. Finding all we […]

Weekly Tribes March 2017: Curiosita tic-tac-toe

For those of you who have enjoyed the ‘Curiosita’ connections in ‘Weekly Tribes’, and for those who want to get your (or your students’) Multiple Intelligences more present, check out this link.  A creative and clever challenge to ‘show what you know’, this tic-tac-toe assignment could be adapted for any subject.  Check out pages 148 – […]

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