Spice Up Word Play to Attract Kids’ Attention

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Word Play is a great way to catch and keep kids’ attention. Where? Anywhere…school, camp, vacation destinations, during holiday travel time…anywhere! Voiced Word Play  works best for young children. Rhythmic

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Attention on Safety!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! At the start of a new school year or term, it’s smart to encourage children to pay attention to safety… …on the way to and from school …in school

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Play a Game: Say It with Signs and Symbols! – The Attentionology Tipster

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! My new May series continues…The Attentionology Tipster Quickly tap into tools and tricks to catch and keep your students’ attention. Today’s Tip: Play a Game: Say It with Signs and Symbols! Help your

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Teachers’ Attention Tricks

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! I’m always so appreciative when other teachers share their tried and true attention tools and tricks with me, and I’m happy to pass their strategies along to you here.

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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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