Monthly Archives: June 2010

Attention Crisis for Young and Old

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Here’s a frightening thought…if children in grades K – 5 today have trouble paying attention in elementary school now, imagine the challenges they will face as they age into

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Bouncing Balls

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! If you’ve been following the World Cup Games in South Africa recently you know the passion that people around the world have for a simple round ball. Spheres made

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Monday Blues

Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers had to attend to an emergency situation and will return next week.

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Set up Vacation Stations!

Surprise your students with activities that take them where they wish they already were. Take them to Vacation Station!

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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: Young students are getting noisy while you’re trying to teach.

Solution: Hold up "Listen Star," a toy magic wand that you’ve designated to be a cue for quiet. Tell the class, "When you see our friend, 'Listen Star' dance across the classroom sky, that’s your signal to HUSH for a moment."

Related Posts: Let "Listen Star" Work Magic for You