Monthly Archives: June 2014

Light Up A Love of Learning with Awesome Animals!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Two recent news stories inspired me to revisit the amazing ability of animals to catch kids’ attention and motivate them to learn… …learn about themselves and the world around

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Catch Attention with Special Summertime Stations

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! How can you make learning fun for summertime instruction? Set up Special Summertime Vacation Stations! The name – Vacation Stations – may sound like all play and no work. Not

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Reading As Listening – Encourage Kids to Use Ears with Eyes Reading

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Something about the death last week of Maya Angelou (details about Maya below) got me thinking about a new way to help children embrace reading… How? Present reading as

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A Call to Action in K-5 Education

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! The Attentionology Tipster continues to monitor the debate about managing distracted children in elementary schools. Some educators lament about this concern…if children in grades K – 5 today have trouble

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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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