"Resilience research demonstrates that schools, and the people within them, have the power to transform young lives. The Tribes process shows educators exactly what they can do to provide the caring relationships, positive expectations, and opportunities for participation and contribution that promote positive youth development and successful learning."
~Bonnie Benard, Senior Program Associate WestEd, Human Development Program Oakland, CA
At Pearl Ridge Elementary, we are continuing to become a Tribe Learning Community, which provides students, teachers and staff members with a safe and caring environment. Tribes is process to help us achieve specific learning goals.
Appreciation, no put downs
The right to pass and participate
The students learn collaborative skills to help them work with team members in groups (tribes). The students focus on how to:
help each other work on tasks
set goals and solve problems
monitor and assess progress
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.