Paper Plates as Teaching Tools? Great!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! If you’ve been serving up holiday picnic fare on decorative paper plates, chances are you have leftovers…not just the kind that need refrigeration…leftover paper goods. Transform picnic supplies into attractive attention-getting

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Bring a Dog to School!

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! The start time of every new school year varies from community to community, but effective welcome-back attention-getting tools and tricks work pretty much year-round. In fact, as the school

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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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