There’s a New AP for that – A-TTENTION P-LEASE!

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to feature more attention-getting activities to: 1) set a positive tone for a new school term. 2) help your students (and you) get to know each other as members of a class

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Lights, Camera, Action!

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to turn the lens on videos as tools for teachers. Have you noticed that the use of videos is on the rise for teaching, training, evaluation, information exchange and entertainment? Why this

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A Kid-Favorite FAB 15 A-GE – Imagination

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! In classrooms that follow a traditional school calendar the year is winding down. How to keep kids’ attention now? Spin an imaginary “ferris wheel” of 15 very real fabulous

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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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