Weekly Tribes April 2017: Terrific and Thankful

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 […]

Weekly Tribes April 2017: Diversity Builds Community

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.

Weekly Tribes March 2017: Tower Building with a Twist

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 […]

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 November 2016: A Wish Jar

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 […]

Weekly Tribes November 2016: Video your students!

  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 tribes@tribes.com. Just think of the possibilities! Thanks again Brad, and to your students and staff at Forest Trail […]

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 September 2016 – 10 things that require zero talent

  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?!

Weekly Tribes August 2016: 2 by 10 Classroom Management

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 […]

Weekly Tribes August 2016 – Start the Year

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)