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Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Elementary school teachers in many parts of the world are busy preparing their classrooms for the opening of the 2011 – 2012 school year. Despite budget restrictions, educators are

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Furry Listeners Boost Student Skills

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers!If you’re a pet lover like I am, please PAWS and reflect on this technique to catch and keep K – 5 students’ attention in and out of the classroom… Pair Student

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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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