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Welcome Visual Art Teachers!

Thanks for visiting The Inspired Classroom’s page built JUST for YOU!  Here you can find some free resources that pertain specifically to ways art teachers can integrate with social-emotional learning

If you have any questions while you are here, please don’t hesitate to contact me using the “Contact Us” button at bottom of the page.  

Articles Just for Art Teachers…

Healing Through Art

Is art the key to better mental health? Expressing yourself through art has proven again and again to have a positive impact on one's physical and mental health.     What is art therapy? To put it simply, art therapy is: “the application of visual arts in a...

How to Make and Use an Emotional Wheel

  Let's Make an Emotion Wheel!   The Emotion Wheel can be a very powerful tool for students to identify and discuss their emotions.  My name is Elizabeth Peterson, and I'm the creator of SEAL: Social-Emotional Artistic Learning where we take the best of what arts...

How to Make 3 Origami Hearts

Let's Make Origami Hearts!   Hearts can mean so many different things; love, friendship, kindness.  When you can make your own origami heart for someone, it's even more special. That's why I'm so happy to be bringing my friend Barbara Pearl back to show us three...

Teachers: Find Your Ultimate Why

Why did you get into teaching? Was it because you just love kids? Or maybe you're super passionate about a certain topic or subject that you teach. So many teachers go into this profession with optimism and so much hope. And then, when they get into the job and they...

One Teacher Self-Care Strategy that Works

Drained? Overwhelmed?​ You know teacher self-care is important and here’s a strategy that works! These self care activities for a tough day will help you when you are in a moment of stress and anxiety.  Pull yourself out of that distress with these quick self-care...

Easy Holiday Origami (How To)

Let's Make some Easy Holiday Origami! These easy holiday origami activities will work perfectly for your classroom. Create a candy cane and tree paper crafts using these simple instructions. This is great for elementary aged students and up. A wonderful DIY activity...

How to Make an Origami Pumpkin

Let's Make an Origami Pumpkin! Fall is here and it’s a great time to make an origami pumpkin! Use this fall activity in your classroom or for your remote teaching.  You can send students the link or do it with them!  Either way, it will be fun to learn how to make...

Back to School 2020 – Let’s Get Real

This school year is like no other. Teachers everywhere are on an emotional rollercoaster as they deal with daily changes and challenges.  Here’s some great advice on how to handle this and keep your sanity by focusing on what’s important.      ...

Origami and Math

Origami and Math Math and origami have a lot in common!  There are just so many math vocabulary terms you can explore and teach while you fold.  In this video, you will learn how to integrate many math concepts as you discover mindFOLDness create an origami box. Have...

The Inspired Classroom on Art Ed Radio…

Listen to these podcast episodes that speak directly to art teachers!

Social-Emotional Artistic Learning
ArtEdRadio | SEAL

Teacher Self-Care fo the Art TeacherArtEdRadio | Teacher Self-Care

Soundtracking the Art Room

Freebies mentioned inside the AOE podcasts…

Teacher Self-Care List

Soundtracking Your Classroom

This quick reference freebie shows you the 6 Steps to Soundtracking your Classroom, gives tips for picking and playing music and has a link to my favorite playlist for Soundtracking work time for your students.

Learn How to Integrate the ARTs with SEL!

5 ways arts & sel

Confidently Integrate the ARTs & SEL!

Transform the culture and learning in your classroom through creative social-emotional strategies!

  • Create opportunities for students to experience and reflect on their learning so that they can effectively build their social-emotional skills.
  • Confidently integrate artistic strategies that build students’ emotional well-being and their ability to manage their behavior!
  • Discover ways to build quality relationships with your students so that they come to your classroom ready to learn.
  • Help your students develop decision making skills through the artistic experiences you provide.
  • Share the benefits of integrating the arts & SEL with other teachers and your administration so that community can be built throughout your school!

Free Online Workshop

The 3 Secrets to Integrating the ARTs with Social-Emotional Learning Online

Free SEAL Workshop

In this workshop, you will learn:
✔️ The most practical and effective ways to integrate the arts into your students’ social-emotional learning.

✔️ Proven strategies of how to start implementing these ideas even when you are teaching online!

✔️ The key to ANY successful social-emotional learning.

✔️ The important role YOU play in your students’ social-emotional development through the arts.

✔️ Plus – Get a certificate for 1 PD hour!

Free Lesson Plans that Integrate Visual Art with SEL!

Breath in Watercolor

Integrating Self-Awareness and Visual Art

Draw Together

Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision Making and Visual Art

Emo Selfies

Integrating Self-Awareness, Theater and Photography

Create and Share

Integrating Social-Awareness, Relationship Skills and Visual Art

More Articles and Resources to Explore!

Merry, Merry to You!

It's Christmastime.  A time for family and friends and a little magic too.  Probably some good food and a few dishes to wash.  An excuse to eat a few extra treats and be thankful for some fun, new gifts. I hope you are enjoying your week. And if you are away from...

The Did List

We all have To Do lists, but what's on your DID List?? I always seem to have a bunch of To Do lists: one for personal, one for family, one for school, one for the future...  The To Do lists seem to be unending, don't they? Well, today, I want you to consider a...

Teach SEAL While Listening to Music

Listening to music has so many benefits and it can be a wonderful way to integrate music into your classroom.  Whether you Soundtrack your Classroom or use Active Listening strategies, you can teach music standards that will also connect to other content standards....