Literature: Characterization

Thank you for this TLE, Beth Spaulding –  Frankford Middle School Plano ISD, Plano TX 1. PROVIDE FOR INCLUSION: A You Question, Energizer, or Linking Strategy Energizer: “Pen Pals” Students will draw the name of a character from the story we are reading out of a cup, this will be their new identity for the activity. […]

Learn About Money: Lemonade Stand

Thanks Karen from B.C. Canada for this TLE: CONTENT/THEME: Learn About Money – Earn Money and Help Others (Lemonade Stand) Audience: Grade 1 and 2 Introduce and brainstorm ideas at carpet for a Lemonade Stand   PROVIDE FOR INCLUSION: Name Game – Adapted To help students learn names of denominations of money. Each student holds […]

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 2017 – 2018: Agreements – start the year

This comes from Jamie, a Tribes teacher in Austin, Texas. Even if the school year has already started for you, there is always time for reviewing and defining the agreements.   As you know, they need to be more than pretty posters on the walls. When we introduce the idea of agreements, we have the […]

Weekly Tribes August 2016 – Start the Year

The following link is a great reminder for getting off to a positive and productive start. https://www.neamb.com/professional-resources/top-strategies-to-start-the-school-year-strong.htm Here is my translation to the Tribes process: Establish Ground Rules = Tribes agreements Consistency is Key = Reflective Practice Be Positive! = Build Inclusion!  (group development process)

Weekly Tribes 2015-2016: Put Down Pirate

For those of you with younger students… This ingenious idea comes from Sheila in Ontario: Put-Down Pirate This is the same strategy as “Funeral for Put-Downs”, but a few things are added to make it more Primary. (Ideas taken from Page 250) The Objectives are the same: -to promote awareness of put downs and begin […]

Number Sense with Barnyard Babble

This comes from Julia, a student in the Basic Online Course (BOC) 1. PROVIDE FOR INCLUSION: A You Question, Energizer, or Linking Strategy – Barnyard Babble 2. IDENTIFY THE OBJECTIVES: Content Objective: To compare size of numbers. Collaborative Objective: Making Responsible Decisions, Participating fully, solving problems creatively, celebrating achievement. Social skills: Listening Attentively, No put-downs, […]

Jigsaw – Influential Women in Canadian History

1. PROVIDE FOR INCLUSION: A You Question, Energizer, or Linking Strategy Energizer: Bubble Gum – Page 382. The bubblegum energizer has students race to open a pack of bubblegum with mittens on. It ties into the topic of Influential Women in that all the women we would be learning about in the Jigsaw had to […]

Meaningful Appreciation

This TLE is from Caitlin, a teacher in Ontario, Canada 1. PROVIDE FOR INCLUSION: A You Question, Energizer, or Linking Strategy What characteristics do you like about yourself? What characteristics do you think people appreciate about you? Watch this video about showing appreciation:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbnYi21TYJk 2. IDENTIFY THE OBJECTIVES: Content Objective:  The objective will be to […]

Public Speaking: writing a speech

This TLE was created by Joyce, a teacher in Fort St. John, B.C., Canada CURRICULUM TOPIC, THEME, OR CONTENT: SPEECH TOPIC & CONTENT For Middle or High school IDENTIFY THE OBJECTIVES: Content Objective: Students will learn how to generate a speech topic and their personal knowledge in preparation for writing a speech Collaborative Objective: Students […]