Encourage Kids to Be a Buddy, Not a Bully!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! If you would raise your hand to be among the numbers of people worldwide who are stunned by the need for a return to civility…consider this sobering fact… Despite

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Eight Great Tricks to Fire Up Creative Thinking

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Teachers can always use quick and easy ways to keep kids on task in any instructional setting. One proven approach is to tap into students’ creative thinking. Imagine that you

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International Attention-Grabber with a Special Purpose

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers, featuring a new international attention-grabber… Meet Rebecca Rothney, Founder and Chairperson of Pack for a Purpose. Pack for a Purpose (PfaP) is a web-based non-profit that links travelers with children

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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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