Tribes

The four Tribes agreements are:

1.  Attentive Listening / Écoutez attentivement
                • To listen with your eye's, ears, and hearts
                • To pay close attention to one another's expressions of ideas, opinions and feelings

2.  Mutual Respect (Yourself, Others and Things) / Respect Mutuel
                • To recognize and appreciate the value and uniqueness of each person
                • To respect, care for, and be proud of yourself, others and property

3.  Appreciation and No Put Downs / Appréciation/Pas de remarques méchantes
                • To treat others kindly and make appreciation statements for unique skills
                • Avoid hurtful behaviour and name-calling

4.  Participation and Right To Pass / Participation/Droit de passer
                • To participate in classroom activities by paying attention (listening and thinking)
                • To have the right to choose when to participate

What's so great about Tribes?

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

The most powerful results of Tribes are show when the agreements are practiced
daily by adults as well as children at home and at school.

Appreciation Statements might sound like...

I liked it when you helped me...                                        
You're terrific because...
It was very helpful when...                                                        
You made me smile when...
I was very impressed when you...               
I admire how you...
I like the way you...                                       
I'm like you because...
I was most proud when...                                      
I respect how you are able to...
I felt special when...                 
I knew you were listening when...