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 […]

Getting Back Into the Groove of Things

Thank you Melanie Steenbergen, Franklin Middle School, Plano ISD, Plano Texas – for this excellent TLE for staff and their students! CONTENT/THEME: Getting Back Into the Groove of Things Audience: special education department teachers at start of school year *The group will be sitting with desks in a circle facing each other. *Name plates will […]

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: Rethinking Challenging Kids – Where There’s a Skill There’s a Way

Here is a link to a TEDx talk – 19 minutes – submitted by Karen, a teacher in British columbia and a current student in the Tribes BOC (Basic Online Course). Rethinking Challenging Kids – Where There’s a Skill  There’s a Way TEDx https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuoPZkFcLVs

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: Totally Awesome Tuesday

Another great idea from Cindy Robinson, Tribes trainer and founder of Enhancing Teacher Practices: Enhancing teacher practices

Weekly Tribes 2019: Fist Activity

This comes from Peace Learning Center https://peacelearningcenter.org This is the time of year when the stage of Influence can be ever-present; this activity will likely cause some good discussion and reflection on how things are going. Have students pair up.  After they determine who in the pair is the youngest, ask that person to make […]

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.