Play a Game: Say It with Signs and Symbols! – The Attentionology Tipster

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! My new May series continues…The Attentionology Tipster Quickly tap into tools and tricks to catch and keep your students’ attention. Today’s Tip: Play a Game: Say It with Signs and Symbols! Help your

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Helping Hand for Reading and Writing

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! I left Beth Schetter’s small classroom last week (Mar.12, 2012 blog – Great Graphics Assist Struggling Students) with more ideas to share. My first blog featuring Beth’s effective teaching

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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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