Monthly Archives: March 2010

Winning Teachers Coach Their Classes

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Now that spring has sprung most elementary educators are either enjoying spring vacation from school or counting the days until spring break begins – our attention has turned to

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Give yourself a hand!

Hi; hope you’ve had a good week and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers!  I’ve been busy announcing my new blog to other teachers and parents and making plans for ways to enhance it.  I’ve also been doing

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Welcome to Attention-ology for K-5 Teachers

Hi and welcome to my new blog featuring tools and tricks to catch and keep K – 5 students’ attention. On a weekly basis, Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers will offer new approaches to classroom management in a world driven

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Barbara Cleary has been serving as a resource to hundreds of educators for more than 25 years. An award-winning writer, producer, teacher, and trainer, Barbara’s focus is on offering easy, fun tools and tricks that support K-5 curricula and assist teachers with classroom management.
Quick tips for common classroom conundrums: K-5
Situation: Students continue to use lackluster verbs in their writing.

Solution: Show toy cars and pretend to make them zip across a page, telling the class that good writing includes action words (verbs) that have "zip." Ask the class for examples of "zippy" verbs like zoom, race, flash, rush, etc.

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