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    • Lynn Berfrik

      As the end of the year approaches, it can be more and more challenging to keep your students' attention. Brain Breaks are important, but there are plenty of things you can do within a lesson to keep kids from day dreaming...or worse yet, nodding off. Here are some ideas:

    • Tonya Dunn

      Attention Teachers: Some great ideas, especially for youth who may have a difficult time with ADHD. 20 Ways to Keep Your Students' Attention | Minds in Bloom

    • Monique Walet


    • Melissa

      20 Ways to Keep Your Students' Attention | Minds in Bloom. These are fun ideas!

    • Jeanne Murphy

      20 Ways to Keep Your Students' Attention | Minds in Bloom. Not for Kindergarten but some good ideas for older kids

    • Gianna Rose

      Because classroom management is the hardest thing about being a teacher

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