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: Nice Bike

It’s all about relationships, right?! SEL characteristics Group development process Agreements Reflection Enjoy this book and it’s connections to ‘a way of being together’ – especially if you are a motorcycle enthusiast!

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: The AM/FM Conversation

Do you have this book yet? Catch the Fire Details for ‘The AM/FM Conversation’ are on page 87-88 and 91-92. Here’s the gist: Imagine we each have a radio inside – a metaphor for our inner-speak AM = ‘against me’ conversations, FM = ‘For me’ or Forward Moving conversations. Discuss examples of both kinds of […]

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: 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: Social Justice Activities

  http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/social-justice-activities-students.shtml For a variety of grade levels. Including a link for high school diversity activities. Goes hand in hand with Tribes agreements and reflection.

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 2018: Down Quotes

Put Downs. They are prevalent and resistant.   Check out this website for some inspiring quotes and possible writing topics. https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/down

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.