Want to test the feeling of community in your classroom? Here is a fun way to do it. Have your students cover their eyes and put their heads down while you walk about the room and tap 3-6 students on the shoulder – which is the signal to those students to open their eyes and […]
Happy New Decade! Here are some words for 2020 I found on Facebook: what one practices, one becomes very good at. I see a creative writing assignment here…or at least a community circle topic.
Cindy Robinson, Tribes trainer and passionate educator, has formed her own company and you can visit her website here. Get resources, watch Cindy in action, PD in your pajamas, and more! This is a keeper.
This is for all my friends who teach younger children and are tired of ‘tattling’. My dear friend Kathi Jensen, Tribes trainer and retired principal, and I were reminiscing about our days in the classroom and she told me about this strategy she made up “before I ever knew about Tribes!” Create a box where […]
This is the time of year when the Tribes book might be on the shelf collecting dust and the workload and events schedule gets crazy; Halloween to Christmas/Winter break flies by. So, check this out and get some Tribes back in your daily routine! Tribes – Easy and Everyday Final Countdown – end of the […]
You will get more than a few good ideas from watching this video defining collaboration…I recommend having your students watch it as well.
Thanks to Megan, a grade 1 teacher at Happy Kids School in Budapest, Hungary for this sweet 2-minute animated video for those younger students. Similar to the “life vest” short film, This is about paying it forward with kindness.
Here are two easy to remember techniques to live by in your classroom or AfterSchool setting when managing behavior. These words of wisdom come from Laura Stern, Associate Director of Quality and Innovation at Clayton Youth Enrichment in Texas. https://claytonyouth.org 1.) What you permit, you promote. and Redos, Choices, Compromises, Consequences In Laura’s own words: […]
This is a project that Tribes Learning Communities, Peace Learning Center, and HEART came together to create…and now it is ready for you to put to use in your classroom! You can check it out here: www.tribes.com/everydaycircles/ Hit the ‘buy the cards’ button and you can see an explanatory video. For 27 cents a day, […]
Time to build inclusion with a twist on “That’s Me”. I learned this from Shireen at the first ever After School and Youth Development TOT (Training of Trainers) at Alternatives Inc. Alternatives Inc., founded in 1973, is a nationally recognized youth development nonprofit whose vision is, “Healthy, principled, and creative young people valued as members […]