Batters Up! Let Students Take Sports-Related “Slugs” at Sluggishness

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! If you live in a part of the world where the advent of a new season brings a time change, like “springing forward” into Daylight Savings Time, you may

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Catch Kids’ Attention Creating a Mini-Olympic Village in Class

Mid-Week Focus this week features the winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia as an opportunity for learning. Surprise students with an announcement that between now and the close of this year’s winter Olympic Games in Sochi on February 23, your

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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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