Kindergarten teacher Bryn at Palisades Elementary did this with her class online… One person (the artist) draws a picture (for her kindergarteners, they drew ‘monsters’, so everyone had the same starting point.) Then the artist explains their drawing while the rest of the class draws, according to the artist’s description. Finally all hold up their […]
In this time of distance learning, authentic assessment is an important tool to have. If you are using ZOOM, consider this for some assessment, survey, or honest responses. Have participants rename themselves to *** or something very generic and easy to do. When all have renamed, then use the ‘all at once’ chat response, or […]
Palisades Elementary in southern California has been utilizing the Tribes process and here is what they created for their students to welcome them back to school. Perhaps this will inspire you to make one of your own.
There are a variety of ways to do this expression… invite participants, all at once, to act out the animal they are when content, angry, confused, etc. invite participants to chat a characteristic of that animal and others guess invite participants to mute themselves and say the animal’s name and others guess Or do all […]
Thanks to Kassie, a current student in the Tribes BOC (Basic Online Course), this video not only communicates ‘Mutual Respect’, but also the timeliness of online learning. Kassies teaches at the CornerStone School.
This comes from Megan in Budapest, Hungary. Her school, Happy Kids, has been closed for 5 weeks, but Megan continues to find a way to stay connected and help her students and families do the same. Here is her plan for a Zoom meeting with 10 people at a time (mom’s and kids): Greetings […]
Part of our Transformative Learning Alliance, check out this resource from HEART: Coronavirus Outbreak: Free Resources for Parents and Teachers
This is an oldie, but a goodie…likely you know it under a different name. Have students in a circle. Once student leaves the circle and while gone, a ‘beat master’ is assigned, silently. The beat master starts a beat – clapping hands, patting head, snapping fingers, slapping floor, finger-play, etc. The student rejoins the […]
How Tribes-like! http://www.storiesfromschoolaz.org/just-ok-ok/?
Here is a fun and challenging energizer. I did it yesterday with a group of 2nd graders…with a few modifications, but they were successful and problem-solved their way through while focusing and having fun! Reflect on the behaviors that make it successful. Ask students how it might be made more challenging and/or how to use […]