Monthly Archives: November 2017

Let Kids Enjoy SILLY MINUTES to De-stress

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Holiday season activities, immediately past and coming soon, can add to attention problems for students, especially kids who are under stress. Catch your class’ attention and help relieve stress

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Let’s Encourage Kindness!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! There’s no better time than now to focus attention on the importance of kindness in our world today. Teachers have the opportunity to involve students in character building activities that demonstrate

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Attract Kids’ Attention with Amazing Acronyms

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! When is a word more than a word? Answer: When it becomes a powerful teaching tool as an ACRONYM. Teachers put word power to work every day, instructing, reading

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Big Shot Opportunity Bags for Attention

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Let’s face it…some kids view school as a must-do chore and some see it as a place of opportunity, an engaging center of learning and fun. Whether or not a

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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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