This school year I have had the opportunity to work collaboratively with a teacher colleague who teaches a Grade 4/5 split class. I'm always very excited to collaborate with classroom teachers when doing my Resource Teacher role. We planned to collaborate, co-plan and co-teacher some units, lessons and activities. In our early discussions I learned that this teacher was very interested in Jeanne Gibbs' Tribes Learning Communities, and because I had already done Tribes with my own class a few year earlier, I offered to support in setting them up, introducing the concept to the students, and then running some Tribes activities.
Attached are a PDF and Power Point version of the basic introductory lesson I put together for the class. Now, almost at the end of the year, I have seen Tribes once again be a very supportive and highly effective teaching plan to bring into the classroom. It has been a very fun experience and I have really enjoy getting to do Tribes again. I can't recommend the concept highly enough!
For other posts on Tribes go to the below listed posts:
Introducing Tribes: Part I
Introducing Tribes: Part II
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