Good for listening, problem-solving, working together, young and old…with a little music! Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPH0-lVBgmA
This is a versatile and engaging strategy – also great for a portfolio: write it now and evaluate it at the end of the school year. It can be done several ways. One method is to just begin writing – maybe time it – and get everything down you want to write. Here is a […]
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.
Like all TED talks, this one is inspiring, and funny! For those of you with older students, worth sharing it with them and then discussing.
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 excellent idea comes from Cindy, a teacher in B.C. Canada: Using the basis of “what’s in your wallet”, I would use this strategy when doing Literature Circles. I could change the title to “Character Wallets”: If you found a wallet, what would be in it? This would, of course, depend on whose wallet it […]
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 […]
This will be the last ‘Weekly Tribes’ for the school year. We will be back in August! This article is a fitting ‘end’ to affirm all that you have done with the Tribes process to create a culture, build relationships, reflect on learning, and appreciate. http://nationathope.org/report-from-the-nation/