Tribes Learning Community

What is Tribes?

Tribes Community Circle

    
‘Tribes’ is not a program or a curriculum. Tribes TLC® is a process, a step-by-step sequence of strategies to achieve specific learning goals. The Tribes Learning Community process is founded on four guiding principles:

  • Mutual Respect
  • Attentive Listening
  • Appreciations/No Put Downs
  • The Right to Pass

At Wagaman School we have added

  • Personal Best

Tribes TLC® is designed to build inclusion and develop cooperative skills in students, teachers, parents and other members of the school community. It blends the fields of group processing and cooperative learning; prevention and resiliency; learning theory and school change into a comprehensive, meaningful whole.

The Tribes TLC® process fosters a sense of belonging, which we believe is vital to a student's ability to feel safe, respected, and willing to take risks that are a part of learning. Students who feel part of a community, who value and respect each other, and their teachers, learn well. It's that simple.

Tribes TLC® is a researched based process. More than 1,000 studies on the benefits of cooperative learning support the use of small group methods. Reports from schools using Tribes TLC® show at least 75% reduction in behaviour problems, dramatic decline in school violence, and increases in academic achievement.
Students learn a set of collaborative skills so they can work well together in long-term groups called 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 behaviour is assured because teachers use methods based upon brain-compatible learning, multiple intelligences, cooperative learning and social development research.
 

At Wagaman school, the Principal, the Assistant Principal, the ESL and Resource teachers, 10 classroom teachers, 3 student support personnel and the School Council chairperson have completed the 4 day Basic Tribes Training. It is part of our school Accountability Performance Improvement Framework that all staff will be Tribes trained.
 

Upcoming

Monday, October 30th

  1. Corrugated Iron Hip Hop Yr 5 & 6

Friday, November 3rd

  1. Whole School Assembly

Monday, November 6th

  1. Corrugated Iron Hip Hop Yr 5 & 6
  2. Transition to Year 2 Swimming

Friday, November 10th

  1. Early Childhood Assembly
  2. Hockey & Volleyball gala days

Monday, November 13th

  1. Transition to Year 2 Swimming

Friday, November 17th

  1. Whole School Assembly

Monday, November 20th

  1. Book Fair

Friday, November 24th

  1. Early Childhood Assembly

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