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November 22, 1963

No matter where you were on November 22, 1963, you remember that moment. At least that's what I've heard. I wasn't alive at the time, but that's what my parents have always told me. I liken it to when I heard the news of 9/11. I remember I was in my classroom,...

Family Scrapbook Project

Our students have so many stories to discover and they may not even realize it!  I'm not just talking about story ideas they can write.  I'm talking about the stories they can find around them, close to home.  The stories that they can find in the people and things...

Parent Conference (recycled) Folders

Parent Conference season is here!  I thought it would be fun to share a quick, little, creative activity I do with my students in preparation for parent conferences: recycled folders. Basically, I have a set of 26 bright, yellow folders, numbered 1-26 to correspond...

What it Means to Be a SEAL Teacher

NEW! Let me read this article TO you!   Click the play button below or follow the link to SoundCloud and listen in!  As a teacher we have many responsibilities.  There was a time when I thought, first and foremost, our job was just to teach: to deliver the content...

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SEAL Self-Paced Course

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Learn about how the Arts can be integrated with SEL in this self-paced, online course!  There will be options for graduate credit too.