Weekly Tribes 2019: Relationships!

Happy New Year! It’s all (and has always been) about relationships! Start 2019 with taking a moment to re-connect, or connect…a ‘clean slate’. Here is a timely reminder with some good ideas to renew and refresh those relationships that can make or break your classroom management and academic success for all in your classroom, with your […]

Weekly Tribes 2018-2019: The Epic Classroom

This link is full of ideas and practices that build relationships and enhance your teaching and learning. Check out “why some kids hate Christmas”  Have an Epic classroom and holiday – see you in 2019!

Weekly Tribes 2018-2019: Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar

Pretty sure I posted something like this last year, but kindness and appreciation – can’t have too much?! Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Advent Calendar

Weekly Tribes 2018-2019: Individual Homework – a Team Sport?!

This comes from Heidi, a teacher in Portland, Oregon: I use homework for both individual accountability and positive interdependence each school year. Towards the end of the year, the fourth graders participate in a simulation. They earn points for their teams in various ways and these help them move forward. Homework is one of the […]

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: 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: ‘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: 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: Catch the Fire

This is a must-have book for your resource library.   Don’t be surprised by the connection to the Tribes process.  Do prepare to be delighted with activities that incorporate the arts while sustaining the Tribes process. Want more?  Sign up on Facebook for the PYE 3rd Thursday Assemblies Attend 3rd Thursday Assemblies  

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.