Break Through to Students by Asking Crazy, Challenging, Catchy Questions

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! In a world that is full of distractions, including information overload and overshare, how can teachers break through to students? One answer…ask crazy, challenging, catchy questions (Qs). Weave your

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White Coats Create Focus on Science

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Is there a more iconic symbol of the wonderful world of science than a white coat? I can’t think of one, not one that spans the vast realms of

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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: Young students are getting noisy while you’re trying to teach.

Solution: Hold up "Listen Star," a toy magic wand that you’ve designated to be a cue for quiet. Tell the class, "When you see our friend, 'Listen Star' dance across the classroom sky, that’s your signal to HUSH for a moment."

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