Modeling Creativity for Attention

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Pelting rain is drenching the windows near my desk as I write this week’s blog in the middle of a thunderstorm on the last day of February.  What an attention-getter

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Attentionology for K-5 Teachers

Learning Sustained Concentration – A Challenge!

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! I had an opportunity to hear Dr. Tony Wagner speak recently about “The Global Achievement Gap” in education.  Tony, as he insisted he be called, is Co-Director of the

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Attentionology for K-5 Teachers

Be a Model of Attention-ology

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Stop at your door the next time you enter your classroom and look around the whole instructional space. What catches your eye first? What’s the focus of the teaching zone(s)?

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Attentionology for K-5 Teachers

I Spy a Good Listener!

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! You may have heard the old Chinese proverb that roughly translates in English to, “We hear and we forget; we see and we remember; we do and we understand.” I’m

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Attentionology for K-5 Teachers
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."

Related Posts: Become the Classroom of the Traveling Story!