Attract Kids’ Attention with Amazing Acronyms

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! When is a word more than a word? Answer: When it becomes a powerful teaching tool as an ACRONYM. Teachers put word power to work every day, instructing, reading

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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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Reaching and Teaching Kids with Autism

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – Teachers! If you have ever worked with children on the autism spectrum, you know that it can be difficult to reach and teach these special students. According to Barry M. Prizant,

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Attention-Catching Activities to Team Build in a New School Term

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! A great way to gear up at the start of a new school year or term is to plan catchy and fun activities to help students get acquainted with

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Puzzling Activities Catch Kids’ Attention

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Whoops! – Accidents (or pretend accidents) are instant attention-grabbers with kids. Start a school day by walking to the front of the classroom with a set of puzzle pieces

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Boost Good Conduct and Good Character!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Does your school have posters on classroom or hallway walls that speak to the importance of good conduct and good character? If your students seem to have blind eyes and

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Bank Here for Learning and Fun! – Bulletin Board Earns Attention

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Get ready to head into a new school term with new eye-catching bulletin board designs, ones that entertain and educate. Bank Here for Learning…and Fun! – Post a bulletin board

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Tap Into New Rejuvenation Tricks for Teachers

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! “School’s OUT…finally!” In many classrooms across our global community, you can hear this sentiment expressed by students and teachers alike, if not on this exact day, then in the form of

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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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Share a New Link with Students: Attention = Control

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Try this new link in your thinking and share it with students… Concept behind the link: the ability to pay attention is a must-have skill to gain control 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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