Pull Kids In with Poetry!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Kids get pulled into poetry in a heartbeat when I dramatize a silly Limerick from Ireland as I open up a “Poetry Cafe” in class on “You Choose Writing

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The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – Awesome Animals

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus! Mid-Week Focus is all about quick and easy ways to approach teaching to keep kids on task in any instructional setting. Let’s share insight and practical ideas. Let’s blend fun with function,

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World Teachers’ Day 2012

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Did you celebrate World Teachers’ Day on Friday, October 5? If you missed this year’s celebration to honor the teaching profession worldwide, know this…many people believe that World Teachers’

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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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