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.

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: Definition Dominoes

This is a great activity for groups to figure out.  It works best if you have 10 – 14 strips per group – prepared ahead of time! Use a strip of paper for each ‘domino’.  On one half of the domino, write a vocabulary word (or a math problem). One the other half of the domino, […]

Weekly Tribes 2019: Energizers!

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

Weekly Tribes 2019: Fostering Belonging with Class Norms

Similar to reviewing the Tribes agreements as part of your instructions or having students define the application of the agreements in specific situations, this teacher takes it one step further and involves his class in establishing norms for success with each new learning experience. Fostering Belonging with Classroom Norms – betcha you can see some […]

Weekly Tribes 2019: Move and Freeze – an energizer

This can be as short or long or easy or difficult as you like – it is a great way to allow for some movement and energy. Here is a link to see what it looks like – you can see how you might keep it just the way it is for your young students, or […]

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: Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar

Pretty sure I posted something like this last year, but kindness and appreciation – can’t have too much?! Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Advent Calendar