Spice Up Word Play to Attract Kids’ Attention

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Word Play is a great way to catch and keep kids’ attention. Where? Anywhere…school, camp, vacation destinations, during holiday travel time…anywhere! Voiced Word Play  works best for young children. Rhythmic

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Schedule Photo Circle Day – Attention on Sharing

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Here’s an idea for January – schedule a day for your class to enjoy Photo Circle Day. Ask students ahead of Photo Circle Day to bring in eye-catching pictures of their

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Move Over Basketball…Let’s Dribble IDEAS to Score Big in School!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! It may be basketball season in some parts of the world, but teachers have the option in class to suggest this… “Move over basketball…let’s dribble IDEAS to score big in

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Create or Borrow a Cheer for a New School Year!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! New school terms often coincide with new seasons in sports. Most kids enjoy sports. Use students’ interest in “getting in the game” to help catch and keep their attention

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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."

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