Let’s Encourage Kindness!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! There’s no better time than now to focus attention on the importance of kindness in our world today. Teachers have the opportunity to involve students in character building activities that demonstrate

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Invite Kids to Create Cups of Promise, Care & Kindness

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Celebrate a New Year – During the past holiday season, an international coffee cafe gave me an idea that offers an opportunity to celebrate a new year with students in a

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Re-Visit the FAB 15 AGEs – Attention-Getting Elements Teachers Need in Their Toolboxes

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Teachers need every effective strategy they can “get their hands on” to help students learn skills that are vital to navigating in a complicated world. One way to use strategies that

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Light Up A Love of Learning with Awesome Animals!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Two recent news stories inspired me to revisit the amazing ability of animals to catch kids’ attention and motivate them to learn… …learn about themselves and the world around

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The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – Special Needs Kids

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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The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – Encouraging Kindness

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

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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 acting sluggish in class.

Solution: Show "The BIG E," for ENERGY, an enlarged letter E (or other first letter for the word energy in your alphabet), available in craft stores. Remind the class that energy is a must-have item to get good work done. Tell the class to show you "The BIG E!"

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