Contract to Worry Less this School Term!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Start with a Question – Worry got ya down? This Q relates to many children. Ask your class at the start of a school day if worry has a hold

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Start the 2018-19 School Year with Learning Bank Bulletin Boards!

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. As the 2018-19 school year takes shape, the “bank

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Host a Focus Forum to Grow Attention Skills

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Not a day goes by without some news somewhere in the world that relates to the negative impact of distractions. Conversations come and go about the best way to

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Set Up SkillPop Stations

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Center kids’ attention with SkillPop Stations. The name – SkillPop Stations – may sound familiar. SkillPop classes are trending in many cities, covering subjects from apple pie prep to zookeeping. The very

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Set Up Attention-Getting Boxes – A Bright Idea!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! An attention-getting idea popped into my mind the other day when I stopped for coffee at a neighborhood restaurant. In one corner stood an attractive bookshelf loaded with paperbacks

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Buddies? YES! Bullies? NO!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! This week let’s shine a light on a problem that doesn’t seem to go away…bullying in school. Despite a wide range of efforts by administrators and teachers, parents in

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Cool Campground Trio: Storytelling Planes, Cars, Baseball Games

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Climb Aboard a Storytelling Plane – I found an old story about a dad’s experience camping in summertime years ago with his family. His father loved to tell stories around a campfire,

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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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School Breaks – a Time to Rejuvenate – Here’s How

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Most teachers love their work; we have a passion for helping children learn, but the job is exhausting. Kids think that vacation time is for them…ha! Teachers know better!

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Help Kids Become Attentioneers

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Whether you are on summer break, working a summer job, or at the beginning of a new semester in school, imagine yourself as an engineer in your teaching position…

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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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