Looking Back to Look Ahead

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! I just read a heart-wrenching article by a grandmother of one of the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT (US) that occurred three

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There’s a New AP for that – A-TTENTION P-LEASE!

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to feature more attention-getting activities to: 1) set a positive tone for a new school term. 2) help your students (and you) get to know each other as members of a class

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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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