Let’s Encourage Kindness!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! There’s no better time than now to focus attention on the importance of kindness in our world today. Teachers have the opportunity to involve students in character building activities that demonstrate

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Set Up a KITES Club for Kids – Not What You Think!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Sunny breezy days and kites are made for each other, like kids and the sense of freedom that vacations bring. Most kids love to fly colorful kites with streaming

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Fall Into the Holidays!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! At the end of October in many parts of the world, teachers, students and parents begin to tumble headlong into the holiday season… …like brightly colored leaves falling from autumnal

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The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – Preventing Bullying

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for…Mid-Week Focus! Mid-Week Focus is all about quick and easy ways to approach teaching to keep kids on task in any instructional setting. Let’s share insight and practical ideas. Please send yours in a comment.

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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 continue to use lackluster verbs in their writing.

Solution: Show toy cars and pretend to make them zip across a page, telling the class that good writing includes action words (verbs) that have "zip." Ask the class for examples of "zippy" verbs like zoom, race, flash, rush, etc.

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