Timeless Tricks for Attention-Getting Storytelling

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Timeless Tricks Please! – In countries dominated by digital communications it can be a challenge to hold children’s attention at storytelling time or any time. Teachers in all nations who

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Get Kids Laughing to Learn

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to assess how more of the 15 FAB 15 A-GEs – Attention- Getting Elements can support K – 5 curricula and teachers’ classroom management strategies… …Today’s A-GEs: Interaction and Humor. These elements

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Make a Worry Chain to Help Kids Cope

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to feature fun and functional ACTIVITIES TO HELP KIDS COPE. See if my experience mirrors yours… …Long before I overheard a recent conversation between a third grade teacher and the school’s psychologist

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Sign On to a Road Show for Teaching!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Talk about attention-getting… …check out the street sign in my blog pic here. I found it posted at the corner of two halls in a school where I recently

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Attentionology Power Play – Host Lunch & Listen!

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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Attentionology Power Play – Use Humor with Goal-Setting

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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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 having trouble writing connecting sentences between the beginning, middle and end of a story.

Solution: Show toy airplanes, pretending to make them "take off" across notebook paper. Explain to the class that stories, like airplanes, require clear "flight paths."

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