Weekly Tribes Online 2020: Rename yourself and…

This is great for a closing reflection, check for understanding, or just some heartfelt inclusion or appreciation.   We did this in a recent (and excellent) class I recently took from PYE (Partners for Youth Empowerment) Once you have taught your participants in Zoom how to remake themselves, AS everyone to remake themselves with adjectives […]

Weekly Tribes Online 2020: Disco Detective

This idea comes from PYE Zoom facilitation workshop https://www.partnersforyouth.org/online-facilitation/ You will need some inviting disco dancing music. Invite all to be on video. Send a private chat to designate the dance leader.  Get a volunteer to be the ‘detective’.  Have that person close their eyes when the music begins. The leader starts a dance move […]

Weekly Tribes Online 2020: Read My Lips

Have some fun and attentive ‘watching’ in your online class by inviting students to say something about a topic of discussion, using some facial expressions and speaking slowly…because they will be MUTED and the rest of the class will need to practice some lip reading. Reflect on the communicative opportunity to really focus on what […]

Weekly Tribes Online 2020: Draw Something

Kindergarten teacher Bryn at Palisades Elementary did this with her class online… One person (the artist) draws a picture (for her kindergarteners, they drew ‘monsters’, so everyone had the same starting point.) Then the artist explains their drawing while the rest of the class draws, according to the artist’s description. Finally all hold up their […]

Weekly Tribes Online 2020: Anonymous Responses

In this time of distance learning, authentic assessment is an important tool to have.  If you are using ZOOM, consider this for some assessment, survey, or honest responses.  Have participants rename themselves to *** or something very generic and easy to do.  When all have renamed, then use the ‘all at once’ chat response, or […]

Weekly Tribes Online 2020: Make an inspiring video

Palisades Elementary in southern California has been utilizing the Tribes process and here is what they created for their students to welcome them back to school.  Perhaps this will inspire you to  make one of your own.

Weekly Tribes Online 2020: Camera On, Camera Off

Just like ‘That’s Me!’, only everyone starts with their camera off and when the host asks a question, if the answer is ‘yes’, those people turn their cameras ON.  This allows for some fun ‘spotlights’ on people as well as an opportunity for participants to come up with questions.  And, you can infuse some content […]

Weekly Tribes Online 2020: That’s Me…virtually!

This comes from a class a colleague of mine recently took from PYE Have everyone mute themselves and turn off their video screen and then start asking questions:  when the answer is ‘me’ that person turns on their screen.  What you should see is a lot of faces instead of raising hands and/or chatting. Who […]

Weekly Tribes Online 2020: Some Fun Vocabulary

Use these words for some interesting reflective practice?! best words ever  

Weekly Tribes Online 2020: Passing the Online Talking Stick

This idea comes from Kinsley, a facilitator at Peace Learning Center. Choose an object, either real or imaginary and take turns ‘throwing’ and ‘catching’ it in Zoom or some other platform where all can be seen.  For example, pass the imaginary basketball to designate who will speak next – it is helpful to ask, “Who’s […]