Show Off “The Big E”

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Here’s a new attention-ology trick…at the beginning of a school day ask your students to name their favorite letter of the alphabet. Then announce that one of your favorite

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Make Magic!

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Grab a magician’s black hat, a wand and a (stuffed toy or puppet) white rabbit to kick off your very own magic show in class. Today marks the beginning

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Catch Attention with Giant Picture Posters

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! We’ll pick up our passports again next week and continue our travel to the informative International Festival of Attention-Grabbers. Last week, my blog featured stories from Dr. Ozturk who attended elementary

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International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – Turkey

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Globe-trotting doesn’t require an airplane ticket, not if you check your local convention options and find an International Festival to visit like I did this past weekend. Most festival-goers

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Add Drama to Engage Your Students

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! If “all the world’s a stage,” as William Shakespeare asserted, then we teachers can cast ourselves in lead roles within our classroom walls (and in other parts of school,

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Look what I found!

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Today is “Labor Day” in America; different countries recognize their workforce on dates other than the first Monday of September. Across the world, though, it’s fair to say that

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All Aboard for a New School Year!

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Elementary school teachers in many parts of the world are busy preparing their classrooms for the opening of the 2011 – 2012 school year. Despite budget restrictions, educators are

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Bring a Dog to School!

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! The start time of every new school year varies from community to community, but effective welcome-back attention-getting tools and tricks work pretty much year-round. In fact, as the school

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Pop Out a Pop-Up Book!

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Check out my blog pic below and see if you agree with other teachers who have “ooohed and aaahed” at this pop-up peacock book that it was a bargain

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Tell True Stories About You

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Have you ever had the experience of bumping into one of your elementary school students away from school – let’s say at a local store, for example – when

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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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