Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – Online Resources

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for…Mid-Week Focus! Mid-Week Focus is all about quick and easy ways to approach teaching to keep kids on task in any instructional setting. Let’s share insight and practical ideas.  Please send yours in a comment.

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Bulletin Board Add-Ons to Build Students’ Character

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Back in January of this year (doesn’t that seem like ions ago!)  I promised to offer more tools and tricks to help students focus on good character. Last week

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The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – Media Centers

Hats off to Teachers…it’s time for…Mid-Week Focus! Discovering new tricks to help kids stay on task never stops. Not for teachers who strive to stay current in our amazing world. That’s why I’m introducing a new series to supplement my

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Tricks to Manage Moodiness

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Stop, look and listen…listen to the kids you’re with this week at school, in camp, at home or at vacation destinations. Do they seem moody? If the answer’s yes,

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International Festival of Attention – Grabbers – Puerto Rico

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Let’s play “Spin the Globe” again and meet a Spanish teacher who is game for using multimedia tools and tricks to catch and keep students’ attention. Look at that

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Colorful Tricks for Teaching Basic Concepts

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Hot stuff…HOT HOT…I’m talking temperatures in many parts of the world as we journey into July, 2012. Some like it scorching hot, but if not, this blog’s for you…fewer

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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