Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Attentionology Traveler

Hi! I rediscovered another attention catcher – keeper. See if it helps you… …PUT FOUR POWER WORDS TO WORK: STOP, REVIEW, REFLECT, RENEW, (SRRR). I located these four power words in the post I first wrote to share them with readers

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The Magic Hat – Mid – Week Focus – Writing Prompts

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

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Guest Blog: Blog On Better!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! I’m excited to introduce you to Attentionology’s first guest blogger – Alice Osborn, shown in my blog pic below. Alice is a superb writer and teacher, and one of

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The Attentionology Traveler

  Hi! Found a new attention catcher – keeper. See if this works for you… …I think it’s funny; I heard a variation of this idea on the radio. GET OUT THE GET WELL CARDS! Having to host a Parent

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The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – Creating Special Spots

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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International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – Greece

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! What do white and blue mean to you? For Athens, Greece native, Alexandra Fagas Koutsoilia (shown in my blog pic below), white and blue are more than the colors of her

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The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – Associative Learning

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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Will You? Won’t You?

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! If your 2012 – 2013 school year still has a new feel to it, like mine does, you might want to take a moment to look back before you

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The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – Motivating Kids

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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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