Teachers on Call to Serve as Role Models in Character Education

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! I don’t usually write about politics, but I’m making an exception again this week… because the face of politics (in America) today seems to be missing the tenets of character education,

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Boost Good Conduct and Good Character!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Does your school have posters on classroom or hallway walls that speak to the importance of good conduct and good character? If your students seem to have blind eyes and

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The Art of Marshaling Students’ Attention

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! The blog I posted last week (04/16/12) featured guest doctors and scientists visiting classrooms in white lab coats to focus students’ attention on S.T.E.M. subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering

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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 continue to use lackluster verbs in their writing.

Solution: Show toy cars and pretend to make them zip across a page, telling the class that good writing includes action words (verbs) that have "zip." Ask the class for examples of "zippy" verbs like zoom, race, flash, rush, etc.

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