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, […]

Weekly Tribes 2019: A Perspective on the Future of Education

Check out Jack Ma (founder of Alibaba) on what needs to happen in education.  Humans cannot compete with machines…machines cannot compete with kindness, teamwork, compassion – or the Tribes process?!  This is a great video to share with those who say “I just don’t have time for Tribes.”

Weekly Tribes 2019: Energizers!

https://www.playmeo.com/activities/?subscription=free Lots of energizers here

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 […]