What’s Cookin’?

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Hungry for some more tools and tricks to catch and keep K – 5 students’ attention? Hope so, because this week’s blog offers some tasteful ideas. Read on… No

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Attention-ology Anniversary Celebration

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! It’s no coincidence that marking the first anniversary of my blog coincides with the tenth anniversary of my work as a writer-in-residence and visiting artist/teacher in schools and organizations where

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Attention-ology Anniversay Celebration

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! It’s no coincidence that marking the first anniversary of my blog coincides with the tenth anniversary of my work as a writer-in-residence and visiting artist/teacher in schools and organizations where

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Look, Listen, Love That Word!

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Quick question…what’s your favorite word? For many, the answer is the word FREE. It’s so popular that advertisers of products and services worldwide use the word FREE frequently to

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Attention-Getting Power of Color

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! I was inspired to write this week’s blog by a teacher that swears by the power of color to help students with attention-deficit disorder achieve success in writing. Her

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Teaching Tools for Boggled Minds

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Does your mind ever get so full that it feels empty? That happens to me sometimes; I think it’s a sign of the times. I know for certain that information

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Attention-ology Survey

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! I’ve been conducting research among elementary school teachers and administrators related to the premise of this blog…catching and keeping students’ attention in instructional settings is a critical challenge that

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Modeling Creativity for Attention

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Pelting rain is drenching the windows near my desk as I write this week’s blog in the middle of a thunderstorm on the last day of February.  What an attention-getter

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Word Play – Call to Pay Attention

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! I spent some time last week in a K – 1 classroom, working with a teacher who used word play to catch and keep her young students’ attention. Her

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Education Creed Includes Attention-ology

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! I had the pleasure of working recently in the classroom of a veteran fifth grade teacher who has written a Philosophy of Education Creed. Writing the creed, she explained

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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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