International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – Russia

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! News to report since my post last week…my Attention-ology blog is now on Twitter @attentionology. Hope you’ll tweet along with me about tools and tricks to catch and keep kids’ attention

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Attention-Getting Ties with Twitter

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! No way can teachers keep up with all that’s buzzing on worldwide social media and websites, but web networks can be a cool source of ideas for catching 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: 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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