International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – Greece

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! What do white and blue mean to you? For Athens, Greece native, Alexandra Fagas Koutsoilia (shown in my blog pic below), white and blue are more than the colors of her

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International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – Korea

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Does your community – region, town, city, school – host an annual International Festival? International festivals are celebrations of different cultures and countries, and you don’t need a passport

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International Festival of Attention – Grabbers – Puerto Rico

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Let’s play “Spin the Globe” again and meet a Spanish teacher who is game for using multimedia tools and tricks to catch and keep students’ attention. Look at that

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International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – Lebanon

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! A father for a teacher? Absolutely. Just ask Toufic (Tom) Chebib, shown in my blog pic below. Tom celebrated Father’s Day yesterday in the US remembering his childhood and

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International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – South America

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Passports please…we’re heading to a Global Network School where students in the first grade are currently learning about South America. Check out my blog pic below and you’ll see

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International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – United Kingdom

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! “Come as you are; leave as a star!” When I recently read that invitation to a workout at my gym I immediately pictured a similarly worded poster outside an

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International Festival of Attention-Getters – Alaska, US

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Wish I’d had to travel to Alaska to meet Jennifer Lynch (I’ve been wanting to experience Alaska for years!) but our paths crossed in the southeastern part of the

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International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – Russia

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! News to report since my post last week…my Attention-ology blog is now on Twitter @attentionology. Hope you’ll tweet along with me about tools and tricks to catch and keep kids’ attention

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International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – Turkey

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Globe-trotting doesn’t require an airplane ticket, not if you check your local convention options and find an International Festival to visit like I did this past weekend. Most festival-goers

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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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