Eye-Catching School Gardens Prompt Creative Thinking

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Catch and keep your students’ attention in the spring, summer or fall of the year when your school garden has some blooms… …ask an open-ended garden-inspired question that prompts creative

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Expanded Thinking

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The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – Conquering Worries

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus! Mid-Week Focus is all about quick and easy ways to approach teaching to keep kids on task in any instructional setting. Let’s share insight and practical ideas. Let’s blend fun with function,

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The Magic Hat – Mid – Week Focus – Writing Prompts

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid – Week Focus! Mid – Week Focus is all about quick and easy ways to approach teaching to keep kids on task in any instructional setting. Let’s share insight and practical ideas. Let’s

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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 continue to use lackluster verbs in their writing.

Solution: Show toy cars and pretend to make them zip across a page, telling the class that good writing includes action words (verbs) that have "zip." Ask the class for examples of "zippy" verbs like zoom, race, flash, rush, etc.

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