Three Cheers for Healthy Living!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Most communities around the world draw cheering crowds to local sporting events. Elementary school students may or may not play in youth leagues, but most kids enjoy cheering for a

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Power Up Curiosity in a New Year

Curiosity is a powerful teaching tool. One of the best ways to encourage curiosity in children is to model this important characteristic. There’s no better time to power up curiosity than at the start of a new year. Beth Schetter works with fourth/fifth

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A Kid-Favorite FAB 15 A-GE – Imagination

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! In classrooms that follow a traditional school calendar the year is winding down. How to keep kids’ attention now? Spin an imaginary “ferris wheel” of 15 very real fabulous

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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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