Put a Mask on Creative Learning!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! When was the last time you wore a mask? Ever put a mask on learning? Masks are age-old and universal tools for transforming children and adults into characters they

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International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – Ohio (US)

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! As March draws near, schools in many parts of the world are preparing for testing time. The word itself – test – is enough to send some kids into

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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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