Expanded Thinking

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Notice anything new about Attentionology today? We hope you like the new expanded (and we think improved) site. It’s designed to be more user-friendly with more content, brighter images, FREE

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Attentionology for K-5 Teachers

Make Teaching Magic with Magnifyers

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Are you familiar with the English expression, “Sometimes big things come in little packages?” I’m thinking that may be true for gifts of jewelry, but for teachers giving the

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Attentionology for K-5 Teachers

International Festival of Attention-Getters – Alaska, US

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Wish I’d had to travel to Alaska to meet Jennifer Lynch (I’ve been wanting to experience Alaska for years!) but our paths crossed in the southeastern part of the

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Attentionology for K-5 Teachers, International Festival of Attention-Grabbers
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.

Related Posts: Start Students' Engines for Writing