Monthly Archives: April 2010

Clever Move to Negate Student Complaints

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Do you know anyone who has trouble saying “No” to children?  I do.  Call me “old school” but I’ve found myself cringing at the apologetic manner of some teachers and

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Furry Listeners Boost Student Skills

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers!If you’re a pet lover like I am, please PAWS and reflect on this technique to catch and keep K – 5 students’ attention in and out of the classroom… Pair Student

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A Clueless Public

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! On the first of April I did a little research into the origin of April Fool’s Day. References to a mid-sixteenth century Flemish poem about fools’ errands and wild goose

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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 are having trouble writing connecting sentences between the beginning, middle and end of a story.

Solution: Show toy airplanes, pretending to make them "take off" across notebook paper. Explain to the class that stories, like airplanes, require clear "flight paths."

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