Monthly Archives: May 2010

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Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers is on break and will return next Monday.

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Try the Flip Trick

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! I successfully tested an effective attention-getting trick at a family workshop I recently led on a sunny spring Saturday at the State Museum of Art. The workshop theme was “Inside and Out,”

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On your mark, get set, GO!

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! I was talking recently with an associate, Alice Osborn, a talented multi-tasking independent contract writer and teacher who works under the umbrella: Write From the Inside Out. Alice manages

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Attention Goes as the Nose Knows!

Why not use the benefits of aromatherapy to catch and keep elementary students’ attention in instructional settings?

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Creative Repetition Gets Attention

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Will Richardson, author of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms (Corwin Press) asserts that thousands of teachers use technologies, including Blogs, to create forums for interactive learning.

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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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