Drop Distractions in the Distraction Bag!

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to feature a new attentionology tool… …a DISTRACTION BAG. If you’ve been following the news lately, you may have noticed, as I have, that the word distracted keeps popping up. To paraphrase

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Meet a Master for Teaching Kids with Autism

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Meet a master for teaching kids with autism…Dr. Temple Grandin. Temple, as she likes to be called, is shown in my blog pic below. She has a last name

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Attention-Getting Power of Color

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! I was inspired to write this week’s blog by a teacher that swears by the power of color to help students with attention-deficit disorder achieve success in writing. Her

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An Eagle Eye On Attention

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! A recent article by Matt Richtel published in the New York Times offers more evidence that children are becoming less and less able to stay focused in our digital age.  You

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Attention Crisis for Young and Old

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Here’s a frightening thought…if children in grades K – 5 today have trouble paying attention in elementary school now, imagine the challenges they will face as they age into

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Welcome to Attention-ology for K-5 Teachers

Hi and welcome to my new blog featuring tools and tricks to catch and keep K – 5 students’ attention. On a weekly basis, Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers will offer new approaches to classroom management in a world driven

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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 are acting sluggish in class.

Solution: Show "The BIG E," for ENERGY, an enlarged letter E (or other first letter for the word energy in your alphabet), available in craft stores. Remind the class that energy is a must-have item to get good work done. Tell the class to show you "The BIG E!"

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