The Attentionology Tipster Suggests Surprising Students with Mini Classroom Talent Shows

Invite students to say Thank You in different languages they know at a Mini Classroom Talent Show.

Invite students to say Thank You in different languages they know at a Mini Classroom Talent Show.

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers!

The merry month of May has arrived! It’s a busy time of year.

That’s why I’m introducing a new month-long series here…

The Attentionology Tipster

I hope you’ll tap into The Attentionology Tipster for EXTRA QUICK tools and tricks to catch and keep your students’ attention.

Today’s Attentionology Tipster feature: Surprise Students with Mini Classroom Talent Shows 

Help students shine in minutes.


By “setting the stage” for kids to show off and share bits of language, knowledge, skills and talents that you and/or their classmates didn’t know about before the show .

Announce a Mini Classroom Talent Show – Spotlight on how to say Thank You in different languages of the world.

Bet you’ll discover that your students know more languages than you knew they know.

You may be surprised, too, when usually quiet students jump at the chance to shine in a show.

Plan a date for the Mini Talent Show. Tell students that you’ll need volunteers to share.  

Jump-start the show process by suggesting that students say the words Thank You in a language other than the one you use in school.

Offer extra credit to kids who do research ahead.

Ask you class to help you plan other Mini Classroom Talent Shows with other themes. Kids love to show what they know!

Applause Please! During your Mini Classroom Talent Shows tell the class to pretend that they’re at the theater. Offer quick applause for each talent show participant.

Check back for a new feature on The Attentionology Tipster.

Talk with you again soon,

Barbara ♥ The Lovable Poet



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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.
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