We are pleased to announce that tribes.com has a new look and feature. Notice our home page; you will see two important large “buttons”. One is a quick and important link to our friends at CASEL, and the other is our new page called Teach Community; Learning Experiences for Tribes Educators.
CASEL is the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning. It is an important link to Tribes TLC, because it “envisions a world where families, schools, and communities work together to promote children’s success in school and life and to support the healthy development of all children.” Aside from its philosophical connection to the Tribes TLC mission statement, CASEL bears other connections worth mentioning. Founded in 1994 by Daniel Goleman (Emotional Intelligence) and Eileen Rockefeller Growold, CASEL has since “produced guidelines, tools, informational resources, policies, training, and supports to help teachers and administrators improve and expand their SEL programming, while still conducting scientific research and reviewing the best available science evidence.” Visit the CASEL website and you will find Tribes TLC among 20 SELect programs distinguished in CASEL’s guide Safe and sound: An educational leader’s guide to social and emotional learning programs.
We are now proud to publish another resource to support social and emotional learning. Teach Community: Learning Experiences for Tribes Educators is a new site on tribes.com dedicated to sustaining the learning community through pragmatic and innovative strategies of a social and emotional origin, modified for academic subjects. These Tribes Learning Experiences (TLEs) are cross-referenced according to grade/age level and general subjects. Visitors (and eventual members) can review, download, request and/or submit specific TLEs, thus helping our archive of academic, social, and emotional TLEs to develop and easily be accessible and interactive.
We invite you to engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate and embrace “Teach Community” and its originality.