Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Attentionology Traveler Finds a Special Smile

Hi! The Attentionology Traveler’s been on the road again… …found a special smile at work. It’s a smile that stretches across the loving face of Velma Davis, a Teacher Assistant in Special Programs, shown in my blog pic below. Velma

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Attracting Attention with Alliteration

Hats off to teachers…It’s time for Mid-Week Focus to explore the fun and function of ATTRACTING ATTENTION with ALLITERATION! It’s a sound idea. Words written or read aloud in sequence with the same beginning sound catch kids’ ears. What’s your favorite

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Expanded Thinking

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Notice anything new about Attentionology today? We hope you like the new expanded (and we think improved) site. It’s designed to be more user-friendly with more content, brighter images, FREE

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Attentionology Power Play – Launch or Update Your Website – PLUS NEWS

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 – Conquering Worries

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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Third Anniversary Wishes

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Attentionology is celebrating its third anniversary this month as an international education and enterprise blog. Thanks for visiting. I like to think of myself and my Attentionology readers as a

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Attentionology Power Play – Host Lunch & Listen!

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 – Heartfelt Greetings

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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A Show of Hands

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! In my corner of the world Daylight Savings Time has just begun, marking the near start of spring. I love the resulting longer hours of sun in the afternoon

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Attentionology Power Play – Use Humor with Goal-Setting

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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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