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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Power Up Curiosity in a New Year

Curiosity is a powerful teaching tool. One of the best ways to encourage curiosity in children is to model this important characteristic. There’s no better time to power up curiosity than at the start of a new year. Beth Schetter works with fourth/fifth

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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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