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: 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: Energizers!

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

Weekly Tribes 2019: Relationships!

Happy New Year! It’s all (and has always been) about relationships! Start 2019 with taking a moment to re-connect, or connect…a ‘clean slate’. Here is a timely reminder with some good ideas to renew and refresh those relationships that can make or break your classroom management and academic success for all in your classroom, with your […]

Weekly Tribes 2018-2019: The Epic Classroom

This link is full of ideas and practices that build relationships and enhance your teaching and learning. Check out “why some kids hate Christmas”  Have an Epic classroom and holiday – see you in 2019!

Weekly Tribes 2018-2019: Four Year-olds Start Their Day with Kindness

For those of you who teach those younger students…but this could also be easily adapted for older students!  Who wouldn’t want to start the day with a fist-bump, high five, handshake, or hug?

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: Individual Homework – a Team Sport?!

This comes from Heidi, a teacher in Portland, Oregon: I use homework for both individual accountability and positive interdependence each school year. Towards the end of the year, the fourth graders participate in a simulation. They earn points for their teams in various ways and these help them move forward. Homework is one of the […]