Get Sporty Ahead of 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio are fast approaching. Get sporty ahead of the opening ceremonies on Friday, August 5 to encourage kids to watch the games. “Win gold playing

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Blast Off with Space Adventures in Writing!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Astronaut Ice Cream Anyone? – Any time of year, but especially when the temperature outside soars, ice cream is a “cold stone-proven” way to catch kids’ attention. Earthlings have only

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Year-round Opportunity Bags Help Kids Learn Focus Skills

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to introduce a terrific tool to help kids do just that…focus! Let’s face it…many elementary school students (and teachers) who have just concluded a term are ready to focus on nothing but

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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 acting sluggish in class.

Solution: Show "The BIG E," for ENERGY, an enlarged letter E (or other first letter for the word energy in your alphabet), available in craft stores. Remind the class that energy is a must-have item to get good work done. Tell the class to show you "The BIG E!"

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