A Purposeful Wish for the Coming New Year, 2019

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers, featuring a wish that we end 2018 ready to open 2019 with new purpose. As teachers, our purpose is forever to help children learn. Teachers inspire children to learn on a

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Help Kids Become Attentioneers

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Whether you are on summer break, working a summer job, or at the beginning of a new semester in school, imagine yourself as an engineer in your teaching position…

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Hold Kids’ Attention with Vacation Stations

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to shine some light on end-of-school term activities. Weekdays just ahead of the end of a school term can seem like they last forever, especially for K – 5 teachers and students who are

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Go from So-So to Super!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology of K – 5 Teachers! Parents need sitters; teachers need subs (substitute teachers)…on call to care for their children or students when circumstances require time away from home or school. Meet Kim Hopkins, shown

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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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