Monthly Archives: January 2016

Create Attention-Getting Bulletin Boards!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Every time I walk the halls of a school where I visit to teach writing, I look for attention-getting bulletin boards… ways to turn visual resources into attentionology tools.

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Jump On Board the Success Train in the New Year!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! New year…new directions…for teachers and students alike… when we help children jump on board the Success Train! Post images of a train speeding down a track on a classroom

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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 having trouble writing connecting sentences between the beginning, middle and end of a story.

Solution: Show toy airplanes, pretending to make them "take off" across notebook paper. Explain to the class that stories, like airplanes, require clear "flight paths."

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