Use Word Power to Jump-start the Learning Process

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to feature… …attention-getting phrases that… surprise and delight kids instantly invite students into conversation with you and their classmates prepare children to “use their thinking caps” lead into and make connections with

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Attentionology Power Play – Personalize Communications

It’s Barbara here, The Lovable Poet, a “wordsmith” ready to help you… What’s your goal? Trying to “sell” kids on staying focused and on task in class? Working to advance your career? Strategizing to boost sales of a product or

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Engage Students with Dialog Beyond Stories!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! I read a fascinating article recently about an American educator, Jane Vella, who developed an approach dubbed “dialogue education.” I’m not “talking” about story writing or telling in this

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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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