Snap & Clap To Tune Kids In – The Attentionology Tipster

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers!  The Attentionology Tipster today tunes into rhythmic ways to communicate important information to students. Snapping to Catch Attention – Students in grades K – 5 don’t expect a teacher to “break into”

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Plan a Bunny Bonanza Day!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Bunnies aren’t just for certain holiday celebrations; these furry creatures are a symbol of springtime! Sweet little animals, like bunnies, attract kids’ attention any time of the year. Plan

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Celebrate Earth Day Every Day!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! In sunshine or rain, creative teachers find engaging ways to celebrate Earth Day outdoors or inside. April 22 is designated as Earth Day in the United States and over 190

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A Winning Theme: Grow a Love of Learning in a Garden of Learning!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Winning themes in K – 5 classrooms help teachers grow a love of learning in children… a love that will hopefully bloom year after year. One of the best

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Attentionology Celebrates Its Eighth Anniversary Helping Teachers Meet Tough Challenges

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Attentionology is celebrating our eighth anniversary this month helping teachers meet tough challenges that increase each year. Since I began publishing Attentionology in March, 2010, the numbers continue to skyrocket. What numbers?

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Share Irish Fun to Catch Kids’ Attention!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! In March, it’s time to grab a shamrock and get ready to share the luck and laughter o’ the Irish to help kids learn. No need to BE Irish

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Teachers on Call to Serve as Role Models in Character Education

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! I don’t usually write about politics, but I’m making an exception this week… because the face of politics (in America) today seems to be missing the tenets of character education,

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Spark Interest in Writing with EmojiWrite and SnapWrite

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! If some kids in your class yawn when you announce that it’s time for creative writing… spark their interest in writing with my new games…EmojiWrite and SnapWrite! That’s right.

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Digging Out What’s Old to Find Something New and Timely for Teachers

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Have you ever gone digging? Have your students done the same? Not digging outdoors in the dirt…although that’s fun to do; digging can be instructive for science and other

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Attention on Safety!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! At the start of a new school year or term, it’s smart to encourage children to pay attention to safety… …on the way to and from school …in school

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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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