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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Wands, Words, Circle Time to Prepare Children for Learning

Looking for quick and easy ways to help children settle down at the start of a school day? Mid-Week Focus this week features more tried and true attention-getting tools and tricks – my own ideas and strategies that other 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: 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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