Monthly Archives: June 2017

Dig Deep Within Yourself During a School Break

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! School breaks are a good time for mind breaks as well. In a hectic world, it can be a challenge to put everything on pause, break from the mindset

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Help Kids Create Personal Building Blocks for Success – A Short Shot

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Dr. Seuss, beloved as a children’s author in countries around the world, wrote about “the places you’ll go.”  If you are literally or figuratively “traveling” with children this summer

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Tap Into New Rejuvenation Tricks for Teachers

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! “School’s OUT…finally!” In many classrooms across our global community, you can hear this sentiment expressed by students and teachers alike, if not on this exact day, then in the form of

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Set Up a KITES Club for Kids – Not What You Think!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Sunny breezy days and kites are made for each other, like kids and the sense of freedom that vacations bring. Most kids love to fly colorful kites with streaming

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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 continue to use lackluster verbs in their writing.

Solution: Show toy cars and pretend to make them zip across a page, telling the class that good writing includes action words (verbs) that have "zip." Ask the class for examples of "zippy" verbs like zoom, race, flash, rush, etc.

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