Use Word Power to Jump-start the Learning Process

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to feature… …attention-getting phrases that… surprise and delight kids instantly invite students into conversation with you and their classmates prepare children to “use their thinking caps” lead into and make connections with

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Hold Kids’ Attention with Vacation Stations

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to shine some light on end-of-school term activities. Weekdays just ahead of the end of a school term can seem like they last forever, especially for K – 5 teachers and students who are

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Teacher Benefits from the FAB 15 A-GEs

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Assisting Teachers Ever learn a new word and then find yourself seeing it everywhere? Attentionology is like that, or so I’m told when educators ask what it’s about. “Oh

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The Attentionology Traveler

Hi! I caught a bug in a classroom I recently visited, but it wasn’t the kind that causes the flu; it was another attention catcher – keeper… …AN ATTENTION BUG. See if you could use this tool too… The bugs

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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: Young students are getting noisy while you’re trying to teach.

Solution: Hold up "Listen Star," a toy magic wand that you’ve designated to be a cue for quiet. Tell the class, "When you see our friend, 'Listen Star' dance across the classroom sky, that’s your signal to HUSH for a moment."

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