Light the Fire of Creativity in Kids!

This week’s Mid-Week Focus features Creativity… Q. How do we define it? A. Simply stated, creativity is the ability to be inventive and imaginative. Q. How can we light the fire of creativity in kids? A. One answer is by asking

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Improve Your Tech Skills – Part 1 – Blogging Better

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! School breaks offer teachers more than much-needed time to refresh and recharge. Time out of the classroom gives teachers a window of opportunity to build skills related to professional and

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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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