Monthly Archives: June 2019

Help Kids Skill Build in a Global Community

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Meet Amanda Teachers who are on summer break or counting the days ‘til the next getaway may benefit from meeting Amanda Beasley here. Travel – The Best Teacher Amanda

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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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Eight Great Tricks to Fire Up Creative Thinking

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Teachers can always use quick and easy ways to keep kids on task in any instructional setting. One proven approach is to tap into students’ creative thinking. Imagine that you

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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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