Break Through to Students by Asking Crazy, Challenging, Catchy Questions

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! In a world that is full of distractions, including information overload and overshare, how can teachers break through to students? One answer…ask crazy, challenging, catchy questions (Qs). Weave your

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Constant Change – What a Challenge!

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! I heard a fascinating presentation recently about world trends. One prediction – maybe a “no-brainer” for some – more and more organizations (this could include schools) have begun to

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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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