Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – School Day Starters

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. Let’s blend fun with function,

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International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – Korea

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Does your community – region, town, city, school – host an annual International Festival? International festivals are celebrations of different cultures and countries, and you don’t need a passport

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The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – Back-Up Plans

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. Let’s blend fun with function,

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Meet a Master for Teaching Kids with Autism

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Meet a master for teaching kids with autism…Dr. Temple Grandin. Temple, as she likes to be called, is shown in my blog pic below. She has a last name

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The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – Playing with Words

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. Let’s blend fun with function AND

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The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – Paying Attention to Yourself!

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. Let’s blend fun with function AND

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Set a New Table for Learning

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Please note: I’m dropping the hyphen in Attention-ology to simplify the name. Google Attentionology blog anytime and you’ll find my posts.  Thanks for visiting. Send comments! Now to the headline:

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The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – Preventing Bullying

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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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 continue to use lackluster verbs in their writing.

Solution: Show toy cars and pretend to make them zip across a page, telling the class that good writing includes action words (verbs) that have "zip." Ask the class for examples of "zippy" verbs like zoom, race, flash, rush, etc.

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