Weekly Tribes 2018: Life Insurance? – a rerun

Yes, It has been an entry for Weekly Tribes before, but who doesn’t need a little reminder now and then?

Weekly Tribes 2018: Your ‘Cool’ Card

This comes to you from a Partners for Youth Empowerment (PYE) training I recently attended – Creative Faciliation 1. Our facilitator was about to push us all a bit out of our comfort zone and into our creativity zone.  She asked us to imagine that we had a card in our back pocket.  “Take out […]

Weekly Tribes 2018: teachheart.org

 Here is another resource you definitely want to have on hand, to teach students to be caring and compassionate toward people, animals, and our planet. Each guide contains lessons and activities with all student materials included and ready to use.  Free to download. View the table of contents for the Justice for All Guide and prepare to be amazed and […]

Weekly Tribes 2017-2018: Tribes isn’t a program…

Steve Thune, a teacher in Iowa, recently sent this letter to tribes@tribes.com and it is definitely worth the read.  This time of year can get pretty busy and maybe you want to take a moment to read and reflect on your own ‘Tribes Trail’, and all that you do for your students, just by modeling […]

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: Power of Positivity

It’s October, and a time for the stage of ‘Influence’.  How we influence one another, and are influenced by what and who surrounds us. This one minute video gives a perspective and reminder of what we do, or not, to create positivity in our lives. Reflect. Appreciate. Be kind.

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 2017-2018: September Inclusion

Weekly Tribes is back to school! This little 2 minute video is a reminder for the importance of taking the time for inclusion. Starting next week, stay tuned for strategies and information on HOW to make inclusion happen.

Weekly Tribes May 2017: Weather Report

Just like the ‘Where Do I Stand’ strategy in your Tribes book, this is an exercise in metaphor. What’s is the weather like… after the weekend in your group/tribe in terms of (one of ) the agreements at this point in the school year, compared to the beginning of the school year in terms of […]

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 […]