Use Crazy Names to Catch Attention

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! What’s in a name? When they’re crazy, names have the power to wow children. Call days of the week by crazy names at the start of class or camp

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Host an Olympic Birthday Party!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Is there anything more attention-getting than an invitation to a birthday party? Maybe, but…tell your kids that they’re invited to a birthday party for the Olympic Games and…they’ll be

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Opposites Attract – Hot Stuff, Cool Stuff – Day Starters

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! No time to spare at the start of a summer camp session (Northern Hemisphere) or winter school day (Southern Hemisphere)? Offer up a quick game of Opposites Attract to

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Catch Attention with Special Summertime Stations

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! How can you make learning fun for summertime instruction? Set up Special Summertime Vacation Stations! The name – Vacation Stations – may sound like all play and no work. Not

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Sporty Activities Score Kids’ Attention

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to highlight #15 of The FAB 15 A-GEs – Attention-getting elements…Games & Sports! Attentionology recently featured games. Today’s focus is on sports. Just about every kid jumps at the chance to watch

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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 acting sluggish in class.

Solution: Show "The BIG E," for ENERGY, an enlarged letter E (or other first letter for the word energy in your alphabet), available in craft stores. Remind the class that energy is a must-have item to get good work done. Tell the class to show you "The BIG E!"

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