Start School Days with Quick Brain Boosting Games!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Kids (and teachers) sometimes arrive in class with “foggy brains.” Not enough sleep the night before perhaps, or a low or no protein breakfast are the culprits, or…you name

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Catch Kids’ Attention with Wacky Wednesday Antics!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Dr. Seuss, the world-famous children’s book author has a birthday coming soon in March. Why wait for the calendar to turn from February to the third month of the

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Hands-on School Day Starters – Get Kids Ready to Focus!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Quick and attention-getting, like hands clapping, cheering us on to a win… hands-on school day starters can help kids get ready to focus. The win? Success in school! Put

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Celebrate Universal Children’s Day with a Timely Theme in 2017!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! For those who celebrate Halloween tomorrow, it’s not to late to help raise funds for children worldwide. Why? Universal Children’s Day is coming in a few weeks…it’s celebrated each

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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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