Become a Dream Catcher!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Native American dreamcatchers are delightful circular weavings with feathers and beads dangling down. Many dreamcatchers are woven with a single bead at the center of the web. Others simply

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Mind Wandering Enhances Learning

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to uncover how mind wandering enhances learning at the end of a school term. End-of-year or end-of-term activities can add to attention problems for students, especially kids who act as if they’ve

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Cracking the “Secret of Life”

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! I’ve been reading about the life and work of Reynolds Price who died on January 20 at age 77. Price was a novelist, poet, dramatist and essayist, but according

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Mini Mind Wandering Time

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! In many parts of the world, teachers and students are preparing for the start of a new school year as the calendar nears its turn to September.  First day (or

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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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