Use Crazy Names to Catch Attention

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! What’s in a name? When they’re crazy, names have the power to wow children. Call days of the week by crazy names at the start of class or camp

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School Breaks – a Time to Rejuvenate – Here’s How

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Most teachers love their work; we have a passion for helping children learn, but the job is exhausting. Kids think that vacation time is for them…ha! Teachers know better!

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Center Kids’ Attention with Vacation Stations

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! 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 counting the hours until vacation.

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What’s the BIG Buzz About?

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Sometimes big is better… so suggests Matthew Willey, an American artist who paints honeybees bigger than bricks on a school wall. What’s the BIG Buzz About? – Willey explains

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Time to Get Organized!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Time to Get Organized! – Whether you are preparing to pack up at the end of a school term, or already looking ahead to setting up for a new school year,

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Share a New Link with Students: Attention = Control

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Try this new link in your thinking and share it with students… Concept behind the link: the ability to pay attention is a must-have skill to gain control in

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Grow Creative Minds with a Garden of Learning

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! This time of year poses an ideal time to take learning outdoors. Grow creative minds with a garden of learning by directing your students’ attention to a garden near your

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Decorate Trees in Any Season to Catch Kids’ Attention and Help Them Learn!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Arbor Day, 2018, at least in the US, was celebrated at the end of last month, on Friday, April 27. For teachers who want to help students become good stewards

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Pop Goes the Book!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! There’s an old song in the English language that ends with the lyrics…“Pop goes the weasel!” The origin of this little nursery rhyme has a connection to “jack-in-the-box toys”

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Snap & Clap To Tune Kids In – The Attentionology Tipster

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers!  The Attentionology Tipster today tunes into rhythmic ways to communicate important information to students. Snapping to Catch Attention – Students in grades K – 5 don’t expect a teacher to “break into”

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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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