Self-Assess at New Year’s Start

Mid-Week Focus this week falls on New Year’s Day…a great time to celebrate new beginnings. Advice for making and managing new year resolutions are easy to find. I hope this post offers an attention-getting, easy-to-use and helpful tool at the

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Say Good-bye! Say Hello!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! It’s about time… …time to wave good-bye to 2013 and greet 2014 with open arms. For those who begin a new year when the calendar turns to January, as it

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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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