Monthly Archives: February 2014

Quick Conversation Starters About Good Manners

Mid-Week Focus this week is a sweet approach to teaching kids to have a heart for good manners! Today’s Attentionology tool and trick is short and sweet, just like the satisfaction of eating a candy conversation heart. If you have

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PSSSSS…Let’s Get Ready to Listen and Learn! – School Day Starters

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! School Day Starters that quickly catch and keep kids’ attention are teachers’ gold. Try these games… Don’t Make Mr. Snake Blue – This minute game – school day starter

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Catch Kids’ Attention Creating a Mini-Olympic Village in Class

Mid-Week Focus this week features the winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia as an opportunity for learning. Surprise students with an announcement that between now and the close of this year’s winter Olympic Games in Sochi on February 23, your

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Add Something NEW to Your Classroom Discovery Place!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Daily routines are mandatory for classroom management in any grade, but routines can become boring. Routines can dull students’ enthusiasm for learning. Pump a little excitement into a school day by adding

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Help Kids Discover What’s Great About Themselves

  Janet Bauer has every reason to celebrate. Her new book, What’s Great About You! For All Children in the World, was recently published. Janet is Program Manager of I’m a Great Child Worldwide. In a recent interview on TV, Janet described the purpose

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Surprise Students with an Olympic Birthday Party!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Is there anything more attention-getting than an invitation to a birthday party? Maybe, but when you surprise your class with a party for the winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia,

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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 are acting sluggish in class.

Solution: Show "The BIG E," for ENERGY, an enlarged letter E (or other first letter for the word energy in your alphabet), available in craft stores. Remind the class that energy is a must-have item to get good work done. Tell the class to show you "The BIG E!"

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