Three Cheers for Healthy Living!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Most communities around the world draw cheering crowds to local sporting events. Elementary school students may or may not play in youth leagues, but most kids enjoy cheering for a

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Help Kids Become “Minute Masters”

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Try this Short Shot – a one and done idea to improve your students ability to stay focused for longer than the time it takes to say “Short Shot!”

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Leap into Learning!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Today is Leap Day, February 29, in a Leap Year…2016. Use this day to help students leap into learning… all the way into the month of March. As we all

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PSSSSS…Let’s Get Ready to Listen and Learn! – School Day Starters

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! School Day Starters that quickly catch and keep kids’ attention are teachers’ gold. Try these games… Don’t Make Mr. Snake Blue – This minute game – school day starter

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A Pair of Attention-Getting School Day Starters

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to feature a pair of attention-getting school day starters… …tools and strategies to motivate students to get ready to work… one for children in grades K – 2 one for students 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: 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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