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: 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 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: 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 […]

Weekly Tribes 2018-2019: Restorative Practice

This comes from Tsun Chan, a former student in the Basic Online Course (BOC) Restorative Practice and Tribes is a great fit – here it is in a high school

Weekly Tribes 2018-2019: Collaborative Learning and Harkness Discussions

This comes from Deirdre, a teacher in Ireland, and participant in the current Tribes Basic Online Course (BOC). This 9-minute video and subsequent link to Harkness Discussions is good for grades 4 – 12 and beyond. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=503&v=rWEwv_qobpU Harkness discussions https://www.nais.org/magazine/independent-teacher/fall-2008/introducing-and-using-the-discussion-(aka-harkness/

Weekly Tribes 2018 – 2019: You Never Know…(valuing others)

This 2-minute clip comes from Samiha, a former student in the Basic Online Course (BOC) and is a wonderful reminder to refrain from judgement, based on appearance, race, gender…anything

Weekly Tribes 2018-2019 Start the Year – Agreements

This comes from Penny, an Elementary P.E. teacher in Salt Lake City, Utah. To assess students’ understanding of the Tribes agreements I think I would write the agreements on 3×5 cards, 1 agreement/card. On one side I would write the agreement and on the other side I would write an animal sound i.e. Attentive Listening […]

Weekly Tribes 2018: Nice Bike

It’s all about relationships, right?! SEL characteristics Group development process Agreements Reflection Enjoy this book and it’s connections to ‘a way of being together’ – especially if you are a motorcycle enthusiast!