The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – Creating Visual Feasts

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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All Aboard for a New School Year!

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Elementary school teachers in many parts of the world are busy preparing their classrooms for the opening of the 2011 – 2012 school year. Despite budget restrictions, educators are

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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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