Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! The Attentionology Traveler is packed and ready to go with new trips and teaching tricks to share with you in 2013. One of my most favorite, classroom-tested, attention-getting activities…
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.
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."