Celebrate Earth Day Every Day!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! In sunshine or rain, creative teachers find engaging ways to celebrate Earth Day outdoors or inside. April 22 is designated as Earth Day in the United States and over 190

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Round Up a Read Aloud Rodeo!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Here’s a Short Shot – a one and done idea to improve your students/campers ability to stay focused for longer than the time it takes to say “Short Shot!”

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The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – School Day Starters

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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Try a New Story Telling Trick

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Is your weekly visit to the media center/library like most elementary schools -scheduled as a “special?” Special is an apt adjective for many of the strategies that media center

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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: Young students are getting noisy while you’re trying to teach.

Solution: Hold up "Listen Star," a toy magic wand that you’ve designated to be a cue for quiet. Tell the class, "When you see our friend, 'Listen Star' dance across the classroom sky, that’s your signal to HUSH for a moment."

Related Posts: Let "Listen Star" Work Magic for You