De-Stressors & Attention-Getters for the Holiday Season

Mid-Week Focus this week offers ideas to help teachers and students de-stress during a holiday season… Sometimes Blank Space Is Best – If you’re suffering from “information overload,” take a few minutes out from your pressed school schedule and ask your

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Teacher Benefits from the FAB 15 A-GEs

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Assisting Teachers Ever learn a new word and then find yourself seeing it everywhere? Attentionology is like that, or so I’m told when educators ask what it’s about. “Oh

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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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