Weekly Tribes 2017-2018: Holiday Countdown

I believe I captured this from Facebook a while back.  Basically it is billed as a ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’ – but call it what you wish: Start with an empty box (you will likely need more than one).  Each day, something is added to the box – food, gift, toy, book, etc.  The last day […]

Weekly Tribes 2017 – 2018: 1-2-4-All

This is a quick reflective practice strategy: 1/2/4 all: first one minute for yourself, then share with someone, then pair up and share and then one person of the four shares with the group.

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 2018-2017: Name Poem for Tribes

You all know the Name Poem for personal names…what if you use Tribes as the topic and incorporate what is happening in your classroom or school because of it? [You may or may not know that the fires in Northern California are right where the home of Tribes is.  Jeanne Gibbs and surrounding family were […]

Weekly Tribes 2017-2018: From a Broken Past to a Bright Future

This comes from Amina, a teacher in Kuwait, and a student in the current Tribes BOC (Basic Online Course). Supporting the Tribes agreements, this is a four-minute video based on a Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with gold, metaphorically of starting again and becoming stronger, beautiful and unique. Students not only need to appreciate […]

Weekly Tribes 2017-2018: The Power of Words

This 30 second video packs a punch (pun intended). Supporting the Tribes agreements, and a reflective discussion, it is worth the watch.

Weekly Tribes 2017-2018: You Can Learn Anything

Recently, a student in the Tribes Basic Online Course (BOC), posted a comment about how children need to believe they can learn before they can get excited about learning. I keep an ongoing list of ideas from the students in my course, and here is a 1.5 minute video about just that topic. Follow this with […]

Weekly Tribes 2017 – 2018: Agreements – start the year

This comes from Jamie, a Tribes teacher in Austin, Texas. Even if the school year has already started for you, there is always time for reviewing and defining the agreements.   As you know, they need to be more than pretty posters on the walls. When we introduce the idea of agreements, we have the […]

Weekly Tribes 2017-2018: One act of Kindness

This four minute video comes from Tawnya, a former student in the Tribes Basic Online Course. It is a message we have all read, heard, and watched before:  a simple act of kindness inspires more kindness. Another application for this video might be to have students look for the Tribes agreements.  Where do you see […]