Tribes Learning Communities

Module 2

MODULE 2: LEARNING ABOUT LEARNING

Glenda Hinsley

Owner & CEO, Hinsley & Associates, LLC

Assistant Director of Federal Programs, Retired

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Today's Agenda

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Module 2 Objectives

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WELCOME COMMUNITY CIRCLE

Something Good

Tribes book, p. 337


Use "talking stick" to pass around the circle, and tell something good.....take 1 minute or less.

Reflection Questions

  • What did this strategy do for our group?
  • When was the last time you told someone about a positive experience?
  • How does this strategy build inclusion?

Aprreciations...'Popcorn Style"

I like it when.....

COMMUNITY INCLUSION

Name Wave

Tribes book, p. 388


Reflection Questions

Content: What learning style did this strategy use to make learning more meaningful?

Journal Question #2

Jot down the names of people that seem interesting already. I may want to have them in my Tribe.
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TEACHING ATTENTIVE LISTENING

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TEACHING LISTENING WHILE LINKING CONTENT

Teaching Listening

Tribes book, p. 349



  • Share a favorite room in your house with enough detail, so that your partner can see it and feel it.
  • Talk about a child for whom you have made (or are making) a difference....or a child that is in your heart right now.

Reflections Questions

Content:

  1. What did you learn about listening?
  2. What was the value of having an observer?
  3. How can you use this in the classroom?

TEACHING STATEMENTS OF APPRECIATION

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Reflection Questions

Content: What is important about giving students frequent opportunities to share appreciations?


Collaborative: How did it feel to receive statements?

ENERGIZER

I Like My Neighbor

Tribes book, page 386

Reflection Question

Content: How can you use this to introduce an academic theme or lesson?

TEACHING MUTUAL RESPECT

Think / Pair / Share

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THE RIGHT TO PASS

Tribes book, pages 88-89.
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Journal Question #3

What is important about the Tribes Agreements?

RATIONALE FOR A NEW WAY OF LEARNING WITH TRIBES TLC

Write / Pair / Share

Write down a gift you would like your students to come away with at the end of the year.
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ENERGIZER

Name Fame

See Energizers in back of Tribes book.


Reflection Question: How did this simple energizer reinforce building community inclusion?

READINESS FOR TRIBES AND CHOOSING TRIBES

Journal Question #4

What do I want to remember about today?

CLOSING COMMUNITY CIRCLE

Course Assignment #1

  • Read chapters 1-5 in Tribes book.
  • Begin making a list of inclusion strategies to use with students.
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Express Appreciations.....