Serve Up Sweet, Flowery, Fruity Fragrances to Catch Kids’ Attention!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! What’s your favorite fragrance? How about your students? Do they love flowery, fruity, sweet seasonal smells? In many parts of the world, the seasons and fragrances are changing now –

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Close Your Eyes; Open Your Ears; Speak in Turn

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Teachers can work attention-getting, student skill-building magic by putting their voices to work in creative ways. Think about the range of emotions that a voice can express! Voice is heard,

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The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – Attention-Grabbing Games

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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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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