Sign On to a Road Show for Teaching!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Talk about attention-getting… …check out the street sign in my blog pic here. I found it posted at the corner of two halls in a school where I recently

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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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Great Graphics Assist Struggling Students

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! A little web research shows an old Chinese streetcar ad with beautifully drawn Chinese characters that assert, “One picture is worth ten thousand words.” Some Western scholars suggest that the

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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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