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: 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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