Attentionology Power Play – Use Humor with Goal-Setting

It’s Barbara here, The Lovable Poet, a “wordsmith” ready to help you… What’s your goal? Trying to “sell” kids on staying focused and on task in class? Working to advance your career? Strategizing to boost sales of a product or

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The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – Creating Visual Feasts

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, and

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The Attentionology Traveler

  Hi! Found a new attention catcher – keeper. See if this works for you… …I think it’s funny; I heard a variation of this idea on the radio. GET OUT THE GET WELL CARDS! Having to host a Parent

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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 continue to use lackluster verbs in their writing.

Solution: Show toy cars and pretend to make them zip across a page, telling the class that good writing includes action words (verbs) that have "zip." Ask the class for examples of "zippy" verbs like zoom, race, flash, rush, etc.

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