Center Kids’ Attention with Vacation Stations

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Weekdays just ahead of the end of a school term can seem like they last forever, especially for K – 5 teachers and students who are counting the hours until vacation.

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What’s the BIG Buzz About?

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Sometimes big is better… so suggests Matthew Willey, an American artist who paints honeybees bigger than bricks on a school wall. What’s the BIG Buzz About? – Willey explains

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Time to Get Organized!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Time to Get Organized! – Whether you are preparing to pack up at the end of a school term, or already looking ahead to setting up for a new school year,

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Share a New Link with Students: Attention = Control

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Try this new link in your thinking and share it with students… Concept behind the link: the ability to pay attention is a must-have skill to gain control in

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Grow Creative Minds with a Garden of Learning

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! This time of year poses an ideal time to take learning outdoors. Grow creative minds with a garden of learning by directing your students’ attention to a garden near your

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Pop Goes the Book!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! There’s an old song in the English language that ends with the lyrics…“Pop goes the weasel!” The origin of this little nursery rhyme has a connection to “jack-in-the-box toys”

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Snap & Clap To Tune Kids In – The Attentionology Tipster

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers!  The Attentionology Tipster today tunes into rhythmic ways to communicate important information to students. Snapping to Catch Attention – Students in grades K – 5 don’t expect a teacher to “break into”

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A Winning Theme: Grow a Love of Learning in a Garden of Learning!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Winning themes in K – 5 classrooms help teachers grow a love of learning in children… a love that will hopefully bloom year after year. One of the best

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Attentionology Celebrates Its Eighth Anniversary Helping Teachers Meet Tough Challenges

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Attentionology is celebrating our eighth anniversary this month helping teachers meet tough challenges that increase each year. Since I began publishing Attentionology in March, 2010, the numbers continue to skyrocket. What numbers?

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Teachers on Call to Serve as Role Models in Character Education

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! I don’t usually write about politics, but I’m making an exception this week… because the face of politics (in America) today seems to be missing the tenets of character education,

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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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