Surprise Visuals & Manipulatives Catch Kids’ Attention

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to feature quick and easy attention-catching visuals… …colorful posters and cut-outs to tack up on a door or wall. …manipulatives to set out before the school day starts. NEWS POSTERS – If you

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A New Garden of Creativity

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Here’s a quick way to catch and keep your students’ attention…ask them a question that poses an artistic array of answers about posies! (NOTE: If you’re on school break, “plant”

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The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – Boosting Creativity

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 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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