Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers!
New year…new directions…for teachers and students alike…
when we help children jump on board the Success Train!
Post images of a train speeding down a track on a classroom bulletin board.
Write one skill, such as MATH, READING, SCIENCE EXPLORATION, etc., on each train car.
In addition to skills related to your basic curriculum, include skills that relate to children’s abilities to stay focused and on task in class.
Note that success is dependent on being able to “stay on a course, like a train track, even when distractions appear at every turn.”
Encourage kids to jump on board the Success Train with this awareness.
Key Skills Link Learning Together on the Success Train – Note that key skills link learning together, just like cars on the Success Train are linked together.
Explain that LANGUAGE…the power of expression…is the engine that drives the Success Train.
Ask students to name their favorite word.
For many, the answer might be the word FREE.
FREE is a fun and super expressive, attention-getting word.
The word FREE is so catchy, as we all know, that advertisers of products and services worldwide use it frequently.
Develop students’ interest in jumping on board the Success Train by inviting them to head down the track with the following activities… (more…)