Weekly Tribes 2019-2020: Helium Peppermint Stick

This comes from the website leadbyadventure.com: It does require a bit of preparation, but worth it! Helium Peppermint Stick This is a variation on the helium stick team building activity. One year with a student leadership group, I wrapped red electric tape around a thin, long piece of PVC pipe to make it look like […]

Weekly Tribes 2019-2020: Be Thankful

As we in the USA approach Thanksgiving, here is a nice reminder of giving, and giving thanks.

Weekly Tribes 2019-2020: Enhancing Teacher Practices

Cindy Robinson, Tribes trainer and passionate educator, has formed her own company and you can visit her website here. Get resources, watch Cindy in action, PD in your pajamas, and more! This is a keeper.

Weekly Tribes 2019-2020: Tattle or Talent?

This is for all my friends who teach younger children and are tired of ‘tattling’. My dear friend Kathi Jensen, Tribes trainer and retired principal, and I were reminiscing about our days in the classroom and she told me about this strategy she made up “before I ever knew about Tribes!” Create a box where […]

Weekly Tribes 2019-2020: Tribes – Easy and Everyday

This is the time of year when the Tribes book might be on the shelf collecting dust and the workload and events schedule gets crazy;  Halloween to Christmas/Winter break flies by. So, check this out and get some Tribes back in your daily routine! Tribes – Easy and Everyday Final Countdown – end of the […]

Weekly Tribes 2019-2020: Energizer – Rock Rock

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

Weekly Tribes 2019 – 2020: Random Autobiography

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 […]

Weekly Tribes 2019-2020: Collaboration

You will get more than a few good ideas from watching this video defining collaboration…I recommend having your students watch it as well.

Weekly Tribes 2019-2020: Color Your World With Kindness

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.

Weekly Tribes 2019-2020: The Happy Secret to Better Work

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.