The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – Creating Special Spots

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus! Mid-Week Focus is all about quick and easy ways to approach teaching to keep kids on task in any instructional setting. Let’s share insight and practical ideas. Let’s blend fun with function, and

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International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – Greece

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! What do white and blue mean to you? For Athens, Greece native, Alexandra Fagas Koutsoilia (shown in my blog pic below), white and blue are more than the colors of her

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Creative Repetition Gets Attention

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Will Richardson, author of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms (Corwin Press) asserts that thousands of teachers use technologies, including Blogs, to create forums for interactive learning.

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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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