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Discovering gifts in middle school : learning in a caring culture called Tribes

Author: Jeanne Gibbs
Publisher: Windsor, Calif. : CenterSource Systems, ©2001.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeanne Gibbs
ISBN: 0932762506 9780932762504
OCLC Number: 46642228
Description: 441 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: CHAPTER ONE: CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE 15 --
What gifts are they seeking? 16 --
The shared mission and goal of Tribes Learning Communities 18 --
Student failure is about schools failing 19 --
What a middle level school should not be and should be 21 --
CHAPTER Two: GETTING TO KNOW You 23 --
Perpetuating a pattern 24 --
Looking at the big picture of human development 25 --
The characteristics of young adolescents 27 --
The path to success 30 --
CHAPTER THREE: MEETING THEM WHERE THEY ARE 33 --
A responsive scenario to meet student needs 34 --
Changing our viewpoint 36 --
The tasks of early adolescence 37 --
Chart: How the Process of Tribes Learning Communities Supports Jarly Adolescent Development 38 --
Chart: Skills for the 21st Century 42 --
Better schools just for getting jobs? 43 --
A Tale of Two Sisters --
An Educator's Perspective by Nancy-Lindhjem 44 --
CHAPTER FOUR: ASSURING FUTURES OF PROMISE 47 --
The attributes of resiliency 49 --
Creating Resilient Systems by Engaging the Developmental Wisdom of Ado lescence 50 --
A Research Perspective by Bonnie Benard --
CHAPTER FIVE: A CULTURE FOR GROWING EARLY ADOLESCENTS 59 --
The critical paradox 60 --
The developmental process of Tribes Learning Communities 63 --
The importance of a safe and caring culture 65 --
The components of a positive school culture 66 --
Why Tribes for Middle Schools? --
An Administrator's Perspective by Caroline Wong 68 --
CHAPTER SIX: CREATING THE LEARNING COMMUNITY 71 --
The meaning of community 73 --
Structuring community 75 --
Tribes is a process? 76 --
The Tribes community agreements 77 --
Stages of group development 80 --
Map: The Tribes Trail 82 --
Building Bridges Between Nations --
A Perspective from International Educators by Judi Fenton anc Art Beaman, Ph. D. 89 --
Community --
A poem by Starhawk 90 --
CHAPTER SEVEN: LEARNING ABOUT LEARNING 91 --
The volatile mismatch 92 --
How the human brain constructs knowledge 94 --
The Biology of Adolescent Learning --
An Educator's Perspective by Beverly Edwards, Ph. D. 96 --
The value of group discourse 97 --
Chart: The Principles of Student-Centered Active Learning 98 --
Research-based teaching boosts test scores 99 --
Letting go and moving on to group learning 100 --
Creating an active learning classroom 102 --
Chart: A Contrast of Paradigms: traditional schooling and responsive education 104 --
Identifying the gifts of multiple intelligences 105 --
Will You Teach Me? --
A poem by an anonymous middle school student 106 --
CHAPTER EIGHT: INITIATING RESPONSIVE EDUCATION 107 --
Social and emotional intelligence supports academic learning 109 --
The benefits of learning through cooperation 110 --
Responsive education 112 --
Chart: Stages Toward Excellence Through Group Learning 113 --
The first stage-the Tribes community circle 116 --
Defining community agreements 119 --
Building collaborative skills through stages of group development 23 --
Asking reflection questions 125 --
Encouraging appreciation 127 --
Learning All Together --
The words ofJulia Devanthery Lewis, a student 127 --
CHAPTER NINE: BUILDING SMALL GROUPS FOR GROWTH AND LEARNING 129 --
Sociometry made easy-how to build Tribes 132 --
The first days of using Tribes 134 --
Facilitating the process 136 --
Chart: Group Issues in Tribes 142 --
The stage of influence 145 --
Decision-making and problem solving 147 --
Setting goals and making individual contracts 151 --
Every Day is Discoveryfor Special Needs Learners --
A Teacher's Perspective by Michele Cahall 152 --
CHAPTER TEN: CREATING COOPERATIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCES 155 --
Responsive education in middle level schools 157 --
Chart: Supporting the Developmental Tasks of Young Adolescents 158 --
The effectiveness of cooperative learning 159 --
Designing and facilitating cooperative learning 162 --
Constructive thinking skills 164 --
Collaborative social skills 165 --
Reaching students of multiple learning styles 168 --
Chart: Multiple Intelligences Ideas 169 --
Accountability and assessment 172 --
Implementing a Tribes learning experience 173 --
Appreciative inquiry 176 --
Discovering Unexpected Gifts --
A Teacher's Perspective by Betty White 177 --
CHAPTER ELEVEN: LEARNING THROUGH DISCOVERY 179 --
Discovery is something a learner does 180 --
Recovering a way of learning 182 --
Making a mind shift 183 --
What is Discovery Learning with Tribes? 185 --
The Five E's group learning format 185 --
Conceptual clusters and polar conflicts 186 --
Summary oT the Discovery Learning steps 191 --
Tribes Discovery Learning is the How to Meet the What of Standards --
A Teacher's Perspective by Mary Palin 192 --
In a Discovery Learning classroom 194 --
CHAPTER TWELVE: LEADING THE LEARNING COMMUNITY 199 --
Why education? Are we missing its real purpose? 200 --
The shared practice of reflection 201 --
Democratic leadership 202 --
Teachers in reflective practice 203 --
Sustaining the Process-Building District- Wide Capacity --
An Administrator's Perspective by Nancy Latham 206 --
Parents in reflective practice 208 --
Students in reflective practice to discover their gifts 208 --
A culture of social equity and fairness 209 --
Chart: Matrix for Achieving Equity in Classrooms 215 --
Finding fairness through authentic assessment 216 --
Take Care How You Measure A Child --
A poem by Carroll Killingsworth 216 --
A District Story-Creating a Caring Community --
Administrators' Perspectives by Marilyn Sumner, Annette Griffi h and Linda Reed 220 --
Bringing it all together 222 --
LEARNING STRATEGIES 223 --
Overview by Carolyn Rankin 224 --
Learning Strategies Matrix 228 --
Strategies 235 --
Energizers 383 --
RESOURCES 391 --
The History of Tribes and Tribes TLCʼ 393 --
Fact Sheet on Tribes TLCʼ 395 --
Results Reported by Tribes Schools 396 --
Research Triangle Institute Study 397 --
The Impact of Group Processing 399 --
Initiating Classroom Parent Tribes 401 --
Tribes TLCʼ Learning Experience Form 402 --
Assessment Forms for Student Use 403.
Responsibility: by Jeanne Gibbs in collaboration with teachers and administrators extraordinaire.
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