Lights, Camera, Action!

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to turn the lens on videos as tools for teachers. Have you noticed that the use of videos is on the rise for teaching, training, evaluation, information exchange and entertainment? Why this

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The FAB 15 A-GEs – Attention-Getting Elements for Teachers

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to introduce the first five of what I call The FAB 15 A-GEs – Attention-Getting Elements. Attentionology is a science and an art. Attention-getting elements can benefit teachers every single school day by supporting

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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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