Attention Hearts are Forever…Get Ready for Valentine’s Day!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! For those who celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14, this post offers some get-ready ideas for a functional and festive celebration! If you have students who are easily distracted in

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Help Distracted Kids Have a Heart for Paying Attention!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Do you have students who are easily distracted? In a world of sensory bombardment, wise teachers find ways to incorporate actual instruction about the importance of being able to

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Help Kids Become “Minute Masters”

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Try this Short Shot – a one and done idea to improve your students ability to stay focused for longer than the time it takes to say “Short Shot!”

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Power Up a School Day in Windy Ways

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Here’s a new windy way to power up a school day… Windchime Music Powers Up a School Day – Surprise students and command instant attention by powering a windchime

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Share a Harvest of Attention-Getting Thanks!

¡Gracias!  (Spanish)       Je vous remercie! (French) Danke!  (German)      Спасибо! (Russian) धन्यवाद!  (Hindi)       ありがとうございました!(Japanese)    Asante! (Swahili)       Mèsi! (Haitian Creole)   Obrigado! (Portuguese)       Matur nuwun! (Javanese)   Salamat sa

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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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