TRIBES

Creating a positive school or classroom environment is the most effective way to improve behavior and learning. Skelly is using the Tribes TLC® process to accomplish that.
In a tribes environment, students achieve because they:

  • feel included and appreciated by peers and teachers
  • are respected for their different abilities, cultures, gender, interests and dreams
  • are actively involved in their own learning
  • have positive expectations from others that they will succeed.

The clear purpose of the Tribes process is to assure the healthy development of every child so that each one has the knowledge, skills and resiliency to be successful in a rapidly changing world.

How It Works

Tribes is a step-by-step process to achieve specific learning goals. Four agreements are honored:

  • attentive listening
  • appreciation/no put downs
  • mutual respect, and
  • the right to pass

Students learn a set of collaborative skills so they can work well together in long-term groups (tribes). The focus is on how to:

  • help each other work on tasks
  • set goals and solve problems
  • monitor and assess progress
  • celebrate achievements.

The learning of academic material and self-responsible behavior is assured because teachers utilize methods based upon brain-compatible learning, multiple intelligences, cooperative learning and social development research.
(This information was adapted from the TRIBES website.)

Please visit the TRIBES website for more information on this process, and also check this page often for updates on what's happening with TRIBES at Skelly. 

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