Weekly Tribes 2019: Fostering Belonging with Class Norms

Similar to reviewing the Tribes agreements as part of your instructions or having students define the application of the agreements in specific situations, this teacher takes it one step further and involves his class in establishing norms for success with each new learning experience. Fostering Belonging with Classroom Norms – betcha you can see some […]

Weekly Tribes 2019: Move and Freeze – an energizer

This can be as short or long or easy or difficult as you like – it is a great way to allow for some movement and energy. Here is a link to see what it looks like – you can see how you might keep it just the way it is for your young students, or […]

Weekly Tribes 2019: Relationships!

Happy New Year! It’s all (and has always been) about relationships! Start 2019 with taking a moment to re-connect, or connect…a ‘clean slate’. Here is a timely reminder with some good ideas to renew and refresh those relationships that can make or break your classroom management and academic success for all in your classroom, with your […]

Weekly Tribes 2018-2019: The Epic Classroom

This link is full of ideas and practices that build relationships and enhance your teaching and learning. Check out “why some kids hate Christmas”  Have an Epic classroom and holiday – see you in 2019!

Weekly Tribes 2018 – 2019: Rock-Paper-Scissors for P.E.

This is a new and fun way to do Rock-Paper-Scissors in a very interactive way.

Weekly Tribes 2018-2019: Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar

Pretty sure I posted something like this last year, but kindness and appreciation – can’t have too much?! Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Advent Calendar

Weekly Tribes 2018-2019: Message to Mars

The ‘InSight’ landed successfully on Mars today.  What is the message you would send, if that were possible…? The best thing about our planet Earth is… The biggest problem we have yet to solve is… I wish… I’ll warn you… (draw a picture to send) …Make this as global or as personal as you wish. […]

Weekly Tribes 2018 – 2019: What If…?

This fun energizer comes from Trevor, a principal and Tribes TLC trainer in Wisconsin. Have everyone in the group (small or whole class) write a ‘what if…?’ question on a post-it note or small piece of paper.  Then write the answer on the back.  When you do this the first time, be sure to keep […]

Weekly Tribes 2018-2019: Four Year-olds Start Their Day with Kindness

For those of you who teach those younger students…but this could also be easily adapted for older students!  Who wouldn’t want to start the day with a fist-bump, high five, handshake, or hug?

Weekly Tribes 2018-2019: Have You ever…?

This is a nice variation of ‘I Like My Neighbor’. http://wilderdom.com/games/descriptions/HaveYouEver.html Use it for academic content (Have you ever had a word problem in Math and didn’t know what to do first?  Have you ever proofread your writing and found no mistakes?) Use it for social justice (Have you ever seen someone doing something wrong […]