Monthly Archives: August 2011

Re-focus Attention with Loneliness Busters!

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! When you welcome students back at the beginning of a new school year, after a vacation, or following an extended time away from class due to any reason, including

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All Aboard for a New School Year!

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Elementary school teachers in many parts of the world are busy preparing their classrooms for the opening of the 2011 – 2012 school year. Despite budget restrictions, educators are

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Bring a Dog to School!

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! The start time of every new school year varies from community to community, but effective welcome-back attention-getting tools and tricks work pretty much year-round. In fact, as the school

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Pop Out a Pop-Up Book!

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Check out my blog pic below and see if you agree with other teachers who have “ooohed and aaahed” at this pop-up peacock book that it was a bargain

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Tell True Stories About You

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Have you ever had the experience of bumping into one of your elementary school students away from school – let’s say at a local store, for example – when

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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