Swap-ortunities for Learning

Hi! The Attentionology Traveler has discovered another concept that teachers can apply in classrooms around the world… …Set up SWAP-ORTUNITIES for students! What’s a SWAP-ORTUNITY? It’s an OPPORTUNITY to make exchanges, patterned after retail campaigns that encourage shoppers to bring in

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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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