What’s Today’s Color?

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Catch your students’ attention at the start of a school day by asking a thought-provoking question… “What’s today’s color?” Ask volunteers to offer answers. “Is it yellow, like the

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Color Rules Catching Attention to Teach Spatial Concepts

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Color Rules! Red hot or not, it’s a known fact that color captures kids’ attention. Wow your students with cool color facts, like this one: Research shows that in the

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Colorful Tricks for Teaching Basic Concepts

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Hot stuff…HOT HOT…I’m talking temperatures in many parts of the world as we journey into July, 2012. Some like it scorching hot, but if not, this blog’s for you…fewer

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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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