Snap & Clap To Tune Kids In – The Attentionology Tipster

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers!  The Attentionology Tipster today tunes into rhythmic ways to communicate important information to students. Snapping to Catch Attention – Students in grades K – 5 don’t expect a teacher to “break into”

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Create an Air of Excitement in Class! – The Attentionology Tipster

Mid-Week Focus this week features more quick tips from The Attentionology Tipster… Create an Air of Excitement in Class! – Teaching day after day can “take the wind out of a teacher’s sail.” How can we sustain the energy to

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The Cat’s Meow In Your Classroom – The Attentionology Tipster

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! The Attentionology Tipster, a month-long series this May, offers a quick tip today that’s a trick… The Cat’s Meow in Your Classroom. This trick is perfect for catching the attention of

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Play a Game: Say It with Signs and Symbols! – The Attentionology Tipster

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! My new May series continues…The Attentionology Tipster Quickly tap into tools and tricks to catch and keep your students’ attention. Today’s Tip: Play a Game: Say It with Signs and Symbols! Help your

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Lead a Pet Parade in Class! – The Attentionology Tipster

Mid-Week Focus this week features another quick tip from The Attentionology Tipster… Lead a Pet Parade in Class! Delight young children with the opportunity to parade around the classroom showing off a photo of their pet or favorite animal. Parades

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The Attentionology Tipster Suggests Surprising Students with Mini Classroom Talent Shows

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! The merry month of May has arrived! It’s a busy time of year. That’s why I’m introducing a new month-long series here… The Attentionology Tipster I hope you’ll tap

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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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