Ornaments Kids Can Make with Memorable Messages for an Attentionology Tree

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! The Attentionology Tree is back by popular demand…with some updates! Everyone’s busy this time of year, so here’s a quick attention-getting trick to try with your students… Countdown to the

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Take a TEACHER’S Time-Out to Refresh!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Are your days getting more hectic by the minute? Take a TEACHER’S Time-Out to Refresh! In the English language anyway, “refresh” is a word that sounds like what it

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Let Kids Enjoy SILLY MINUTES to De-stress

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Holiday season activities, immediately past and coming soon, can add to attention problems for students, especially kids who are under stress. Catch your class’ attention and help relieve stress

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Let’s Encourage Kindness!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! There’s no better time than now to focus attention on the importance of kindness in our world today. Teachers have the opportunity to involve students in character building activities that demonstrate

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Attract Kids’ Attention with Amazing Acronyms

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! When is a word more than a word? Answer: When it becomes a powerful teaching tool as an ACRONYM. Teachers put word power to work every day, instructing, reading

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Big Shot Opportunity Bags for Attention

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Let’s face it…some kids view school as a must-do chore and some see it as a place of opportunity, an engaging center of learning and fun. Whether or not a

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Celebrate Universal Children’s Day with a Timely Theme in 2017!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! For those who celebrate Halloween tomorrow, it’s not to late to help raise funds for children worldwide. Why? Universal Children’s Day is coming in a few weeks…it’s celebrated each

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Focus Attention on Uncool Negative Consequences

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! In the world of sports and other arenas, news may sometimes convey a message that’s difficult for teachers and parents to counter… the message? It’s cool to break rules

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Which Witch is Which and Other Bewitching Halloween-Time Teaching Tricks

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Play bewitching Halloween-time teaching tricks with your class to help students master basic skills. Which Witch is Which? – Children in the early grades love games that compare and match

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Help Kids Become “Minute Masters”

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Try this Short Shot – a one and done idea to improve your students ability to stay focused for longer than the time it takes to say “Short Shot!”

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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 are having trouble writing connecting sentences between the beginning, middle and end of a story.

Solution: Show toy airplanes, pretending to make them "take off" across notebook paper. Explain to the class that stories, like airplanes, require clear "flight paths."

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