Weekly Tribes 2013 – Walk, Stop

Enjoy another ‘demo’, found on You Tube! Please share your You-Tube finds and/or any of your own ‘Tribes-in-action’ video – even if only a minute or less.  We would love to have a video library of Tribes in Action! send it to mpalin@tribes.com or tribes@tribes.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a72goyDtjeI

Weekly Tribes – Slip Game

Slip Game Another oldie, but goodie.  Have students design and write the questions…on various topics, some of which are their choice (like an appropriate version of ‘truth or dare’).  Be sure to include some academic questions as well. Pre-read the questions to make sure that are all appropriate. Pass the container, follow the agreements, and […]

Weekly Tribes – People Hunt

People Hunt Design a people hunt to include info about students as well as content questions.  Here are a few examples: ________The name of a person whose birthday month is the same as yours ________Why it is important to be in this class on time ________The name of a person who can play a musical […]

Grouping Students with ‘Line-up’

Line-up is a great way to organize or group students.  It can be done silently or with words. These suggestions come from Steve Kahl, GATE Coordinator at Mountain View High School.  He presented at the National ASCD conference.  I was lucky enough to be at his session this past weekend. Use small index cards or […]

Weekly Tribes – Knots

This is an energizer that is fun, yet influential! It is also about problem solving and sticking with something, even when it seems impossible. Sound like maybe you can use it for a pre-testing energizer? Or, use it just to reflect to your class that they are, in fact, great problem solvers when they cooperate […]

Appreciations

Here is a starter list of creative, and fun ways to appreciate. Please send in your additions! Fantastic: Squirt three times, then wipe and say “Fantastic!” Attitude: One hand on hip, one hand snaps while you say “You go! [girl or boy]” Apple Polisher: Hold apple in hand, then rub on shirt 7-7-3-3: Clap 7x, […]

Tribes on the go…

Come November and December, time seems to disappear and the list of things to accomplish grows exponentially… Here are some quick, effective, and thematic Tribes strategies that will keep your momentum without impacting your schedule. I’m thankful for… “I’m thankful for…” a reflection done in community circle, or at the end of the day, or […]

The Honeymoon is Over?!

By now, you may be noticing some behaviors starting to settle in…some good, some on the not-so-good or challenging side. Here are some strategies for meaningful participation, transition Inclusion-to-Influence stage, and useful classroom management practice.