Weekly Tribes 2019-2020: That Is Me!

Time to build inclusion with a twist on “That’s Me”.  I learned this from Shireen at the first ever After School and Youth Development TOT (Training of Trainers) at Alternatives Inc. Alternatives Inc., founded in 1973, is a nationally recognized youth development nonprofit whose vision is, “Healthy, principled, and creative young people valued as members […]

Weekly Tribes 2019: A Nation at Hope

This will be the last ‘Weekly Tribes’ for the school year.  We will be back in August! This article is a fitting ‘end’ to affirm all that you have done with the Tribes process to create a culture, build relationships, reflect on learning, and appreciate. http://nationathope.org/report-from-the-nation/

Weekly Tribes 2019: Rumor Control!?

How communication breaks down and rumors start – 4 minutes – no volume necessary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hLJUs6A1VM

Weekly Tribes 2019: Rethinking Challenging Kids – Where There’s a Skill There’s a Way

Here is a link to a TEDx talk – 19 minutes – submitted by Karen, a teacher in British columbia and a current student in the Tribes BOC (Basic Online Course). Rethinking Challenging Kids – Where There’s a Skill  There’s a Way TEDx https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuoPZkFcLVs

Weekly Tribes 2019: What Every Student Wants Their Teacher to Know

This comes from Beth, a teacher in Texas, and a student in the Tribes Basic Online Course (BOC) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nH6Pq93C1c  

Weekly Tribes 2019: 1 2 3 or Clap Up Touch Energizer, for having fun and developing attention

Check it out!  And definitely reflect on what your students did really well – like focusing and paying attention!

Weekly Tribes 2019: A Quick, Fun Energizer

Need a quick break and get some movement going in an organized fashion?  If students like this, challenge them to think of ways to make it more exciting or challenging.

Weekly Tribes 2019: Reflection Sentence Starters

I recently saw Cindy Robinson, Tribes trainer, and founder of Enhancing Teacher Practices present her session “Want Achievement?  Build Community!”  One of her many brilliant ideas to encourage reflection was to have a sentence starter planted in an envelope in the participants’ packets.  When the time came, she asked everyone to ‘”Find your green envelope, […]

Weekly Tribes 2019: Flexible Classroom

Ready for a change in your classroom?  Read this. https://www.edutopia.org/article/learning-be-flexible

Weekly Tribes 2019: Definition Dominoes

This is a great activity for groups to figure out.  It works best if you have 10 – 14 strips per group – prepared ahead of time! Use a strip of paper for each ‘domino’.  On one half of the domino, write a vocabulary word (or a math problem). One the other half of the domino, […]