Tribes and Schoolwide Behavior Management Plan
Hawthorne is proud to be a Tribes School!
Tribes is the process that all Hawthorne teachers use to build a collaborative culture in their classrooms.
What is Tribes?
Conflict Resolution With Tribes
How we teach students to Resolve Conflict
There is a specific sequence of steps that should be used when two students become involved in conflict.
Step 1: Both students agree to the ground rules.
“I agree not to interrupt, not to call a name, and I agree to work to solve the conflict.”
Step 2: One student tells his or her side of the story using I-messages, saying how he or she feels about what happened, and what he or she wants. The other person listens attentively and restates the problem.
Step 3: The second person restates what the problem is for the first person. Start with “So, the problem for you is…”
Step 4: Steps two and three are repeated, with the second student speaking.
Step 5: Both people suggest possible solutions.
Step 6: Both work to agree on a solution that is:
· balanced - both people will be responsible for making it work
· realistic - and will solve the problem.
The Four Agreements
Tribes is a step-by-step process to achieve specific learning goals. Four agreements are honored:
- attentive listening
- appreciation/no put downs
- mutual respect, and
- the right to pass
Students learn a set of collaborative skills so they can work well together in long-term groups (tribes). The focus is on how to:
- help each other work on tasks
- set goals and solve problems
- monitor and assess progress
- celebrate achievements.