Monthly Archives: April 2011

Smiles and Frowns Catch Attention

A smile is a frown turned upside down Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Is it just me or have there been a frightening number of major natural disasters in a relatively short period of

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What’s Cookin’?

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Hungry for some more tools and tricks to catch and keep K – 5 students’ attention? Hope so, because this week’s blog offers some tasteful ideas. Read on… No

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Attention-Getting Ties with Twitter

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! No way can teachers keep up with all that’s buzzing on worldwide social media and websites, but web networks can be a cool source of ideas for catching and

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Attention-ology Anniversary Celebration

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! It’s no coincidence that marking the first anniversary of my blog coincides with the tenth anniversary of my work as a writer-in-residence and visiting artist/teacher in schools and organizations where

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Attention-ology Anniversay Celebration

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! It’s no coincidence that marking the first anniversary of my blog coincides with the tenth anniversary of my work as a writer-in-residence and visiting artist/teacher in schools and organizations where

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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