International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – Greece

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! What do white and blue mean to you? For Athens, Greece native, Alexandra Fagas Koutsoilia (shown in my blog pic below), white and blue are more than the colors of her

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International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – Turkey

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Globe-trotting doesn’t require an airplane ticket, not if you check your local convention options and find an International Festival to visit like I did this past weekend. Most festival-goers

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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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