Weekly Tribes 2018: Alike

This short film (8 minutes) comes to you from Nicole, a former student of the Tribes Basic Online Course. It is ‘inspiring’ on several different levels…at least to me.  It reminds me that not all humans are alike, and more importantly, neither should be our assignments or evaluations of students. So, how about something different […]

Weekly Tribes 2018: Make it Great

…and what better way than seeing Tribes featured in an Edutopia article, lest we forget the power of positivity!

Weekly Tribes 2017-2018: Color Your World with Kindness

This 2 minute video comes from Mila, a teacher in Kuwait and current student in the Tribes Basic Online Course (BOC). Not only is it a good visual for younger students, it is also mindful or giving a gift that costs nothing. Tis the season.

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 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: 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 […]