Keep Your Teachers &

Keep Them Happy!

All while helping them to build relationships and social-emotional skills with this proven method that won’t allow a single student to slip through the cracks.

 

Happy teachers = happy kids!

Calm Classroom Behaviors

Ease Teacher Burnout

Make a Difference Every Day!


How?

through SEAL!

SEAL = Social-Emotional Artistic Learning

The arts are the magic ingredient for making social-emotional learning effective in any classroom.

Why? Because they give your students meaningful experiences and opportunities to

explore their feelings, express themselves, and connect with others.

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SEAL: Social-Emotional Artistic Learning is the only method that gives teachers the tools, strategies mindset

to strengthen their students’ social-emotional well-being

in creative and artistic ways – that actually work!

Sign your teachers up to get the Professional development that will changes how they “DO” SEL!

“This course has inspired me as a teacher and an everyday person. The teacher-centered aspect, positive atmosphere, open communication, and ready to use strategies have made me feel more hopeful about teaching in this ever changing and challenging world.”

Deanne Carloni

Orchestra Teacher

“SEAL is an excellent way to incorporate social emotional learning into your classroom without adding another ‘curriculum.’ It adapts to your students and your classroom environment.”

Johanna Ellis

Kindergarten Teacher

Fact: Kids don’t always come to school ready to learn…

…and that means you spend too much time putting out fires.

The goal is to transition your students comfortably into the classroom, keep them there and engage them in their academics.

You can accomplish this with

SEAL = Social Emotional Artistic Learning

It’s time to equip teachers with the strategies, methods and mindset to help all their kids find success in the classroom . . . and keep them out of the office!

With SEAL, teachers are:

  • Proactively teaching social-emotional skills through the arts.

  • Embedding these creative experiences into their class time . . . not taking time out of academics!

  • Creating many opportunities for students to be ready for academic learning.

  • Building those ever important relationships that help students want to be in school.
Teachers love SEAL

“This course has led me back to my true self and has given my teaching a much needed boost.”

Jan Soucy

5th Grade Teacher

“I feel like I will be able to reach a majority of the students, who will then be better ‘armed’ to deal with challenges and emotions.”

Caryl A. Brown

Art Teacher

We have 2 Professional Development programs in SEAL that your teachers can dig into at their own pace!  (keeping any overwhelm at bay)

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10 Hours, Self-Paced, Online, $97

Learn the essentials of how to Teach SEAL as you integrate the ARTS into Social-Emotional Learning in this 10 hour online professional development program!

Enroll in this course if you want the basic foundations of SEAL and are ready to get SEAL implemented into your classroom right away.

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45 Hours, Self-Paced, Online, Get Certified!, $497

Transform your teaching when you define your role as a certified SEAL teacher and journey through this course. You’ll participate in many hands-on artistic experiences that will evolve your teaching as you dig deep into many SEAL integrations.

Enroll in this course if you want the full experience of what SEAL can do for your students and for YOU!

If you purchase between 5-9 course licenses, you receive a 5% bulk discount.

If you purchase more than nine course licenses, you receive a 10% discount!  

How to Get SEAL in Your School

1. Fill out the Form with Your Info and Questions

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2. We'll answer your questions and help you decide what PD course will serve your school the best.

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3. We will set up your teachers for success with SEAL.

You can also fill out the form in a separate tab by following THIS LINK.

What does it look like to Teach SEAL?

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Hi, I’m Elizabeth Peterson,

the creator of SEAL, arts integration specialist, author, veteran teacher of 24 years (and counting!)…and I see these behaviors every day!

As a current classroom teacher, I can truly emphasize with your teachers, share real life stories and give practical resources and strategies that will work.

Helping teachers understand their value and the impact they have in the classroom is close to my heart.  heart

I promise you.  SEAL can do this!

SEAL = Social Emotional Artistic Learning

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It’s time to face the facts . . . 

Schools have started investing in social-emotional learning curriculum…

but there’s just one problem:

Many programs only skim the surface of what K-12 students need.

You know your students need SEL. Kids need help building resilience so they can cultivate the calm and focus necessary to learn.

And if your school is using an SEL curriculum, you’ve probably made an unfortunate discovery.

So much of it comes up pretty short!

Your teachers have been handed a box of scripted SEL cards to discuss with their class…and the students just stare at them as they ask, “So if your friend is crying, what do you do?” 

Or teachers are supposed to press play on a VHS tape (! yes really !) and watch kids with bad fashion sense role play about empathy…but nobody ever developed empathy by watching a video about empathy. (Who woulda thunk?)

Or you’re school is one of the lucky ones who got access to the digital versions of everything in the SEL program, only to find everything is just so darn hard to navigate!  #praythetechworks 

Here’s

the

thing:

Teachers don’t want yet ANOTHER thing to pile on top of all the things they already do.

It’s frustrating.

It’s cumbersome.

And (this may be hard to read): It’s annoying.

You have the opportunity to empower your teachers with some amazing strategies that will actually help them do their job and 

With SEAL, teachers learn strategies that become part of their everyday routine so that they are giving students the tools they need to learn, develop and strengthen their social-emotional skills,

AND BE READY TO LEARN!

Kids need an outlet for expressing themselves and their emotions, and the arts are the most effective way to do that.  SEAL gave me a framework that’s flexible to use with all K-12 students. Even my non-verbal autistic students participate in SEAL activities and enjoy it.

The impact of SEAL on my students’ success each year has been huge. My students and I connect on a deeper level because of the artistic learning we do. They also connect with each other, which really does create that ‘caring community of empathetic learners’ that Elizabeth talks about.

If building social-emotional competencies is a priority for your district, you won’t find a more effective way to do it than SEAL.”

Stephanie McKenney

K-8 Grade Theatre Arts Teacher

The SEAL Framework

Each SEAL Course follows the same framework.  The framework is made up of 3 phases or Waves.

Wave 1: SEAL Teacher Mindset Shifts

Your teachers are burnt out and they need help. The first thing they need is to understand their evolving role in the climate they currently teach. You know adult SEL is needed. In SEAL, this is embedded in the professional development, not an add on.  When your teachers take a SEAL course, they know we care for their well-being!

Wave 2: SEAL Teacher Methods that WORK 

 

There’s nothing worse than teachers getting great new ideas for their classroom without understanding how they can make it work. We know that TIME is the biggest obstacle teachers face when it comes to implementing social-emotional learning strategies. That’s why we focus on flexibility through the different creative methods teachers can implement SEAL.

Wave 3: SEAL Integrations that Provide Experiences in the Classroom

Good social-emotional learning is built on experiences and that’s just what SEAL provides through creativity and the arts.

In our SEAL professional development courses, teachers will get (and create) their own library of lessons and activity ideas. They can pick and choose ones that will fit their unique content, teaching style, schedule and, most importantly, the students in front of them.

This is why SEAL works:

You are empowering your teachers with the essential tools they need in today’s challenging classroom!

(Not asking them to add more to their schedule.)

Let’s face it, teachers are your most important asset when it comes to student learning.  So, it’s time to invest in them! 

When you get your teachers teaching SEAL, they will have the tools they need to keep kids in the classroom.  So, instead of walking around and putting out fires, you’ll find yourself popping into more classrooms to see the work students are doing!

It’s simple really  – When caring, creative teachers feel empowered, they’re happier and more effective in the classroom. . .

And that means happier, more successful students too. heart

“SEAL affirms how I teach – it ensures one is professionally valid and agile!  SEAL teaches students to explicitly love themselves, each other and the arts!  SEAL also encourages meaningful reflection for educators . . .

Give yourself a refresh – a positive opportunity to integrate the joy of the Arts with the Social Emotional Competencies!”

Gwen Zakreski

Superannuate Educator

What is it about the ARTS?

SEAL combines the emotionally charged power of the arts

+ the high need of developing social-emotional competencies

These 5 competencies are naturally addressed and practiced within SEAL’s artistic learning! 

self awareness
self management
social awareness
relationship skills
responsible decision making

Artistic learning is inherently differentiating, highly engaging, and emotionally charged.

Students engage more in the content.

Students want to stay in the classroom.

Students genuinely invest their energy and effort into their own education.

Additional Opportunities for Schools

As a teacher myself, I believe in providing meaningful, continued support for teachers who take our SEAL courses.  That’s why we provide the following when you enroll your teachers in a SEAL course:

12 months of Access to the Course

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Digital and Printable Workbook to Guide the Teacher through their Journey

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Simple SEAL Integrations Resource

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Online Community of Teachers who also Teach SEAL

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Monthly Q&A for Continued Support

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Also included in the SEAL Teacher Training Course:

Friendly Friday Handbook

Quarterly Guest Expert Workshops in the Arts and SEL

11 Video Series: Teach SEAL Remotely

Get Certified as a SEAL Teacher

Optional Additions: Live Sessions Built for Your School

We know how important social-emotional learning is for our students. But it’s important for teachers, too. I think we forget to take care of ourselves in this way and over time that can really burn teachers out.  Self-care (for the teacher) is an important part of SEAL. 

What I love about SEAL is how it gives students multiple opportunities to have different sorts of experiences—and how teaching SEAL always feels empowering, motivating, and energizing.”

Mary Beth Stevenson

1st Grade Teacher

How do teachers take a SEAL course?

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We set up all your teachers in our easy-to-navigate course.  Any issues?  Your and your teachers can contact us directly!

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Teachers go through the online lessons at their own pace.  You can allot time during PD days for them to work on SEAL.

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After just the first lesson, teachers will be able to start implementing what they learn and confidently start teaching SEAL!

WHAT DO TEACHERS SAY ABOUT the SEAL Foundations Course?

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“DO it for Yourself!  You are worth it. If you put yourself first, that will carry over to the way you teach. Students know when we are not thriving just like we know when they are not thriving.”

Gloria Budz

Middle School Visual Arts Educator

COMMON QUESTIONS

Do my teachers have to be artists or art teachers in order to Teach SEAL?
Arts integration is not about how skilled you are as an artist, musician, dancer or actor.  Instead, it’s about an open mind to trying new things with your students, giving them the opportunity to learn in new and engaging ways.

Some of our SEL work is effective. Will SEAL enhance what we're already doing?

Yes! You can teach SEAL alongside any other SEL curriculum. (And it can stand alone as well.) The amazing thing about SEAL is that it’s about transforming how things go in your classroom.  You see, we believe that quality SEL instruction happens with the experiences you have in the classroom.

My teachers are already telling me they have too much to do. How do I talk to my stressed out teachers into do this?/I don't have a lot of time to facilitate or monitor this. don’t have much time in my day for “extra” stuff. Or, I’m not a classroom teacher and I only see students for short periods of time.

Take what you’re already need to address.  In fact it can ignite and excite them! Teachers don’t mind PD as long as they’re getting something out of it.

There’s no such thing as a teacher who has lots of time on their hands! 😆 I get it. That’s why I designed SEAL Foundations to not require extra time in your busy day. 

As a branch of arts integration, SEAL is meant to integrate into your day—so there’s no need to “add” anything. SEAL is more about transforming your teaching rather than handing you a set of lessons to get through, or piling on extra stuff. 

The truth is, you don’t need a lot of time to inspire and connect with your students. When you teach SEAL, you can make a difference without draining yourself dry.

How do teachers take the course? Is it taught live, is there homework? Give me the details please!

The course is taught completely online. All of the modules have been pre-recorded, so you can watch them whenever you want! The course is self-paced, so you can take it on your own time—and because it’s online (and nobody can see you), you don’t have to dress up for it! 

As you’re taking the course, questions will inevitably pop up. That’s when you should pop into the SEAL Teacher Community on Facebook. You’ll find the support and encouragement you need. And remember, every month I’ll do a live Q&A there too.

Don’t forget, you’ll have 12 months of access to the course and the community once you purchase.

Do you accept POs?

YES!  School districts may pay with a purchase order. Simply contact our support department at support@theinspiredclassroom.com and we’ll help you arrange for that.

What if we enroll, but can’t start or finish the program right away?

Things happen, problems arise, sometimes you just need to go on a surprise vacation.  It’s all good.  We believe in no unnecessary stress.  That’s why you have 12 months of access, go at your own pace.  We are here for you!  will have ideas after just the first lessons

Will teachers receive a certificate for completing the work?

Yes!  Once you complete all the course work, you will be awarded a certificate for 10 PD hours.  Please check with your school administrator to see if this certificate will be accepted.  Autoated.  We can notify you when teachers complete the work.

I’m interested, but I have more questions.

Absolutely! SEAL is powerful inside one classroom…imagine if the whole school was on board.  All of the students and staff having creative and caring experiences, thanks to SEAL? Imagine what that would do for morale and community-building! 

(I’m trying to imagine it right now and I just keep smiling!😁)

If you’re interested in bringing SEAL Foundations to your school or district, contact our support department at support@theinspiredclassroom.com and I (Elizabeth) will get in touch with you directly.

Who this is/isn’t for

SEAL Foundations IS for you if

You give a darn about your students, and you want to do what it takes to help them be ready to learn.

You believe you need to play a part in your students’ social-emotional learning.

You’re creative, and you love promoting your students’ creativity….

….Or, you don’t know if you’d consider yourself “creative” but you’re willing to give it a shot! Anything for your students.

You love being on the cutting edge of learning, and are excited about arts integration.

You care about your own well-being and want to feel empowered in your job

…Or, you’re on the verge of burnout and need a major boost to your teaching.

You’ve never shied away from taking the bull by the horns and doing what’s right for your students.

SEAL Foundations is NOT for you if

 You’ve cultivated a class of students who are well-behaved, calm and focused on learning.

 You believe that students don’t learn as much from creating, appreciating, or performing in the arts.

 You aren’t interested in innovative, creative ways to help students with their social-emotional learning.

 You don’t consider yourself creative, and you’re not willing to try.

 You feel the SEL program your school provides is working well for your students and you’re happy with its success.

 Your own well-being and job satisfaction are A+ already.

 You think SEL is just another edu-fad that will fizzle like last year’s grammar curriculum planning.

You’ve already taken SEAL Teacher Training or SEAL Teacher Training VIP.

    By the end of the program, you will be able to:

    starfishReach all of your students—no matter what their level of social-emotional needs may be. All of your kids will benefit from the SEAL approach!

    starfishRecognize when a 50’ tidal wave of emotional distress is brewing…and instead of throwing up your hands in frustration (or ducking for cover!) you feel confident you can face the storm.

    starfishStop struggling with behavior issues…and use the time for teaching and learning instead!

    starfishIntegrate the arts throughout the day so naturally, it feels like you were born doing it.

    starfishFeel good about your job again.

    starfishLeave work every day with the feeling that you’ve made a difference.

    starfishTransform a classroom of randomly-assembled individuals into a connected community that cares and collaborates with each other in creative ways.

    There’s just one question left to answer:

    How do you want your school year to go?

    ✘ Do you want to keep trying the same ol’, same ol’—and keep feeling overwhelmed by trying to help your students?

    ~ OR ~

    Do you want to feel energized, motivated, and empowered to go to work each day—confident you can reach all of your students in creative, meaningful ways?

    This is what you get when you enroll today

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    16 training videos

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    12 months of access to the course

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    A 10-hour professional development certificate

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    The SEAL Foundations Workbook that covers the course material

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    The Simple SEAL Integrations Resource that’s full of lessons and activities for all arts and all 5 CASEL competency combinations

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    Plus all those swanky bonuses!

    All together, the course + the bonuses add up to a value of $550

    But instead, if you enroll today, you’ll get everything for only…

    Just one payment of

    $97

    HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR SEAL COURSES?  CONTACT US ANYTIME!  WE'RE HERE TO HELP.

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