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.
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, […]
Ready for a change in your classroom? Read this. https://www.edutopia.org/article/learning-be-flexible
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, […]
Check out Jack Ma (founder of Alibaba) on what needs to happen in education. Humans cannot compete with machines…machines cannot compete with kindness, teamwork, compassion – or the Tribes process?! This is a great video to share with those who say “I just don’t have time for Tribes.”
https://www.playmeo.com/activities/?subscription=free Lots of energizers here
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!