Maybe, like where I live, you are coming back after Spring break? Here are two strategies to consider, from Tawnya on Fishers Island, NY. Tanya is a student in the current BOC (Basic Online Course). As you can see, she took appreciation to a new level – first, students appreciated themselves, then a classmate re-affirmed […]
This little video about ‘The Crayon Box That Talked’ is a great message about appreciating diversity and various strengths. While it is more appropriate for the K – 2 age/grade, it may also be a challenge for your techie older students – to create a video clip or children’s story or rhyme about appreciating diversity.
This idea comes from Nick, a teacher in Western Australia. He teaches year 10 (grade 10) special needs students. Nick is currently a student in the Tribes Basic Online Course (BOC) and he posted this assignment: I conducted a hands on challenge where students have to work together to make sure they were able to […]
A good read, and perhaps a good reminder: http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol12/1207-aust.aspx
Wish Jar This comes from Aine, a teacher in Ireland and a current student in the Tribes BOC (Basic Online Course) We created a dream jar where they wrote their dreams and put it in a Roald Dahl BFG style jar. They had the choice to share it or tie it with a string and […]
This, again, comes from Brad Corbett in the Tribes BOC (Basic Online Course). Three minutes of inspiration from his students, I hope you will be motivated to do something similar and send it to us at email@example.com. Just think of the possibilities! Thanks again Brad, and to your students and staff at Forest Trail […]
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!
Check it out here See some similarities to the Tribes process?! I can think of some discussion, reflection, and thoughtfulness that this might provoke among students and staff?!
This strategy has been around for a while, but it is worth considering again…and again. Read about it here. A few excerpts from the online article: Spend two minutes a day for 10 days having a personal conversation with the student. Talk about whatever topic interests him—sports, cars, family life, Legos, whatever—but keep discipline and […]
The following link is a great reminder for getting off to a positive and productive start. https://www.neamb.com/professional-resources/top-strategies-to-start-the-school-year-strong.htm Here is my translation to the Tribes process: Establish Ground Rules = Tribes agreements Consistency is Key = Reflective Practice Be Positive! = Build Inclusion! (group development process)