Weekly Tribes 2015: Music!

Here is more about the power of music and another opportunity to consider what/how you might use that elective/homeroom/advisory/PAT time!? http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-playing-an-instrument-benefits-your-brain-anita-collins

Weekly Tribes 2014 – April is National Poetry Month

Here is a website full of ideas for all grade levels to get you and your students into the act of writing and appreciating poetry in all kinds of forms. Rather than leaving poetry to the Language Arts teacher, think of how you can use various poetic devices in reflection, appreciation, inclusive, and influential ways. […]

Weekly Tribes 2013 – Multiple intelligences = total engagement

When is the last time you invited students to demonstrate what they know through the multiple intelligences? Take any subject or assignment! then challenge yourself to present ways for students to “show what they know’ through any three multiple intelligences. Here’s an example: multiplication facts is the topic (any times table) Verbal / linguistic – write […]

Weekly Tribes – What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name? Also known as a ‘name poem’, this is where a name is written vertically, with each letter of the name the start of a word or phrase that describe the person or topic of the poem.  This strategy is great for inclusion, but it is even more useful as an authentic […]

Poetry Tower Building

TITLE:  Poetry Tower Building GRADE: 4 – 8 MATERIALS/TIME REQUIRED:  LOTS of index cards, various sizes and colors (at least twenty packs…but you can re0use forever!)…some prep time is required, but, again, you can reuse.  40-50 minutes PROVIDE FOR INCLUSION – A You Question, Energizer, or Linking Strategy: Can you name a poem you have […]

Multiple Intelligence: Johnny Tremain

TITLE:  Multiple Intelligence (Circular Curriculum) for any short story **note:  This learning experience is specifically about the novel Johnny Tremain. This activity is designed during the reading of the novel.  Students must know something about multiple intelligences, including their own. GRADE:  7 MATERIALS/TIME REQUIRED:  poster paper; at least one class period of 90 minutes PROVIDE […]

Multiple Intelligences – Earth Day

**note: students must know something about multiple intelligences, including their own. TITLE:  Earth Day GRADE:  4  – 7 MATERIALS/TIME REQUIRED:  Variable – allow at least three days PROVIDE FOR INCLUSION – A You Question, Energizer, or Linking Strategy Tell students they are about to work on an individual project. Have them share their strongest and […]

Historical People Poems

TITLE:  Historical People Poems GRADE:  4 – 8 MATERIALS/TIME REQUIRED:  Technology!?  This learning experience is all about desktop publishing, graphic design, accessing the www.  40 minutes – several days, depending on the grade level, level of difficulty PROVIDE FOR INCLUSION – A You Question, Energizer, or Linking Strategy: Ask students, “When I say ‘name poem’, […]

Multiple Intelligence: “All Summer in a Day”

TITLE: Multiple Intelligence (Circular Curriculum) for “All Summer in a Day” **note: This learning experience is specifically about the short story “All Summer in a Day”. This activity follows reading the story. Students must know something about multiple intelligences, including their own. GRADE: 7 MATERIALS/TIME REQUIRED: poster paper; at least one class period of 90 minutes […]

Multiple Intelligence (Circular Curriculum) for “Beowulf”

TITLE: Multiple Intelligence (Circular Curriculum) for “Beowulf”. **note: students must know something about multiple intelligences, including their own. This activity is appropriate after the material has been read. 7th graders read an abridged, teacher-created version of “Beowulf”. (Contact us if you want a sample of a teacher-created version.) GRADE: 7 – 9 MATERIALS/TIME REQUIRED: poster […]