Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – Special Needs 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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Attentionology Power Play – Personalize Communications

It’s Barbara here, The Lovable Poet, a “wordsmith” ready to help you… What’s your goal? Trying to “sell” kids on staying focused and on task in class? Working to advance your career? Strategizing to boost sales of a product or

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Go from So-So to Super!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology of K – 5 Teachers! Parents need sitters; teachers need subs (substitute teachers)…on call to care for their children or students when circumstances require time away from home or school. Meet Kim Hopkins, shown

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Attentionology Power Play – Pay Unexpected Compliments

It’s Barbara here, The Lovable Poet, a “wordsmith” ready to help you… What’s your goal? Trying to “sell” kids on staying focused and on task in class? Working to advance your career? Strategizing to boost sales of a product or

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The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – Catchy Communications

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 LET’S ALL – TEACHERS

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International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – Ohio (US)

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! As March draws near, schools in many parts of the world are preparing for testing time. The word itself – test – is enough to send some kids into

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The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – Creating Visual Feasts

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 Attentionology Traveler – Most Beautiful Place

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! The Attentionology Traveler is packed and ready to go with new trips and teaching tricks to share with you in 2013. One of my most favorite, classroom-tested, attention-getting activities

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The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – Maximizing Transition Times

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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Share Crafty “Secrets” for Valentine’s Day!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for Teachers! Got a secret to share? Maybe love bugs, like you see in my blog pic here, have you smitten, but you’re not sure about sharing the focus of your attention. Go ahead…kids

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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