Weekly Tribes – What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name? Also known as a ‘name poem’, this is where a name is written vertically, with each letter of the name the start of a word or phrase that describe the person or topic of the poem.  This strategy is great for inclusion, but it is even more useful as an authentic […]

Weekly Tribes – “We’re All in This Together”

This idea is adapted from a trainer in Canada It could also be something wonderful to share for back to school night. Take some photos of your students working together, learning together, having fun together…and make a slide show and put it to music. Better yet – allow your students to get together and put […]

Make your own “Important Book”

Submitted by Vicki McKenna TITLE:  Make your own Important Book GRADE: K – 5; use peer tutors/buddies;  This can be easily adapted for any subject/topic to review key concepts.  (Math – number properties; Science – parts of…; Social Studies – geographical features) MATERIALS/TIME REQUIRED:  The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown and Leonard Weisgard; 50-60 […]

Wordle Agreements

Submitted by Matt Cole Students Use Technology to Show Their Understanding of TRIBES Students from Kirsten Carey’s 3rd grade class worked with Jean Etzel in the Primary School Computer Lab to reflect on what the TRIBES name means to them.  Using the free website www.wordle.net, students entered in words that conveyed their understanding of TRIBES.  […]

Technology Chain Reaction

TITLE:  Technology Chain Reaction GRADE:  K – 12 MATERIALS/TIME REQUIRED:  Content for practice or review; 10-20 minutes, depending on level of difficulty PROVIDE FOR INCLUSION – A You Question, Energizer, or Linking Strategy: Use the strategy “Thumbs up, thumbs down” . Incorporate personal and content substance in the statements. Examples: I would rather have a […]