The Attentionology Traveler

Hi! I spent some time yesterday with a powerful attention catcher – keeper… A PUPPET. I pulled a puppet, Little Bear, from a (pretend) nap inside a golden gift bag at a Poetry Party I brought to 100 first grade

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Hi! A change in my travel plans due to Hurricane Sandy’s approach along the east coast of the US prompted me to share another attention catcher – keeper… …POSTING SIGNS OF CHANGE along with KEY SKILLS TO MASTER in CHANGING

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Hi! I caught a bug in a classroom I recently visited, but it wasn’t the kind that causes the flu; it was another attention catcher – keeper… …AN ATTENTION BUG. See if you could use this tool too… The bugs

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Hi! I reunited with another attention catcher – keeper. See if you could use this tool too… …Show me THE BIG E! (You may need to substitute “E” for the first letter of your alphabet that begins the word energy in

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Hi! I rediscovered another attention catcher – keeper. See if it helps you… …PUT FOUR POWER WORDS TO WORK: STOP, REVIEW, REFLECT, RENEW, (SRRR). I located these four power words in the post I first wrote to share them with readers

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  Hi! Found a new attention catcher – keeper. See if this works for you… …I think it’s funny; I heard a variation of this idea on the radio. GET OUT THE GET WELL CARDS! Having to host a Parent

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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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