Catchy Halloween-Time Measurements of Success

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Halloween is still more than four weeks away, but kids who celebrate the spooky season already have visions of Halloween candy in their heads. Tempt their taste for treats by

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A Winning Theme: Grow a Love of Learning in a Garden of Learning!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Winning themes in K – 5 classrooms help teachers grow a love of learning in children… a love that will hopefully bloom year after year. One of the best

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Up and Away…Bright Ideas for Door Decor and More!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Teachers are always looking for attention-grabbing door decor, especially as they prepare for the start of a new school year. Here’s one to try in 2016-17… Up and Away…A

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Pay Attention to…YOURSELF…with Sensory Bridges

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Teaching is a labor of love. You can see the passion in the faces of teachers around the world. But, teaching can be exhausting! As a new school year gets

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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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