International Attention-Grabber with a Special Purpose

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers, featuring a new international attention-grabber… Meet Rebecca Rothney, Founder and Chairperson of Pack for a Purpose. Pack for a Purpose (PfaP) is a web-based non-profit that links travelers with children

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International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – UK & US – Part II

Mid-Week Focus is wearing two hats this week…offering Part II of International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – UK & US. Pam Hartley is at center stage. She’s a planner. Pam serves as Vice President of Play Experience at Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh, North

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International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – UK & US – Part I

Pam Hartley’s job is child’s play. Seriously. She serves as Vice President of Play Experience at Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina (US). Marbles defines its main mission: to inspire imagination, discovery and learning through extraordinary adventures in PLAY.  “For

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International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – Vietnam – Part II

Karen Walsh has traveled many miles, literally and figuratively, from her hometown of Stonybrook (Long Island), New York, to her current job in Hanoi, Vietnam. In Vietnam’s second largest city, Karen will soon begin her fourth year teaching fifth grade

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International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – Vietnam

Imagine an elementary school room where every kid holds a wireless tablet in hand, able to instantly access the Internet…where a reading circle forms a ring of children from nearly twenty nations…where students are challenged to become “agents for change.”

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International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – North Carolina (US)

Hi. I’d like you to meet J. Albert Ervin. Albert is standing in front of a restoration of the original office of the North Carolina  Museum of Natural Sciences (NCMNS) in Raleigh, the state capital. The Attentionology Connection The original office

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International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – Ohio (US)

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! As March draws near, schools in many parts of the world are preparing for testing time. The word itself – test – is enough to send some kids into

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International Festival of Attention – Grabbers – Florida (US)

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! For the thirteen and a half years that ended on August 13, 2012, anyone who met K-9 Officer, Diane Whetsel, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida (US), was likely to

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International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – New York

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Catching and keeping kids’ attention through music was never just a job for New York (US) native, Don Haudenschild, shown in my blog pic below. Teaching music was his

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International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – California (US)

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Hungry? Get ready to enjoy Still Life Masterpieces: A Visual Feast from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, (Massachusetts, US). Not just a feast for you; one that you can

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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: Young students are getting noisy while you’re trying to teach.

Solution: Hold up "Listen Star," a toy magic wand that you’ve designated to be a cue for quiet. Tell the class, "When you see our friend, 'Listen Star' dance across the classroom sky, that’s your signal to HUSH for a moment."

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