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Teach SEAL

What is SEAL?

We know that Arts Integration is an amazing way to engage our students in authentic learning experiences.  Now, you can learn how to integrate them with Social-Emotional Learning through SEAL!

SEAL is a method of integrating the Arts into Social-Emotional Learning using Casel’s Social Emotional Competencies.  It is a natural fit!

Here you will find resources, ideas and articles about how to utilize SEAL strategies to help your students build both their Artistic learning and their SEL competencies.  This is the ultimate in True Arts Integration because it is such natural and meaningful fit.

SEAL articles

SEAL Articles

Learn more about how the Arts can be integrated with SEL in these informative articles.

SEAL Lessons & Tools

SEAL Lessons & Tools

Browse our library of SEAL Lesson Plans & Tools

SEAL Retreats for Teachers

SEAL Retreats for Educators

Be sure to attend a SEAL Retreat, built just for the adults that work with students!

SEAL Self-Paced Course

Now Available!

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

Free SEAL ebook

Get started right away with SEAL with this introductory ebook.  Included are how all the social-emotional learning competencies are naturally connected to the arts.  This ebook also includes 2 of our most popular SEAL lesson plans and 1 of our best SEAL tools: the emotion wheel. 
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Sharing Friendly Fridays – Making Origami Lotus Flowers

For the last two months, my class has been doing something special each Friday: Friendly Fridays.  These are small activities that build on Social Relationships between classmates.  In the past they have made notes and pictures for each other and practiced writing and...

Soundtracking, Silent Reading & Building Stamina

Reading stamina has been the focus of my 4th grade class these last few days.  I have been working hard through the guidance of The Daily 5 to instruct my students in my expectations for them to read independently when I need to take small groups of students. Now...

SEL Song Lyrics

What better way to teach students about Social Emotional Learning than through the ARTS?  A colleague of mine said it best: "Art IS SEL!"   And if music is an expression of humanity, then music is a way we can learn about our abilities to love and be loved, to heal 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 (Listen with a purpose) strategies, you can teach music standards that will also connect to...

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...

Positive Self-Talk

What is Positive Self-Talk? The voice inside our own heads is very powerful and something that we can't escape.  What that voice says to us can really affect our mood, our motivation and our growth.  If that voice is always saying things such as, "I bet you couldn't...

The Best Sentence Starter (for getting to know your kids)

Here's a great tool for every SEAL teacher!  For the full lesson plan, go to our SEAL Lessons & Tools page. Asking students to finish this simple sentence can get a lot of information.  This kind of info is really helpful if you want to break that barrier and get to...

Who is Your Starfish?

A big part of being a SEAL teacher is having the frame of mind where you understand how important you are to your students.  It's funny, we don't always think this as we stand in front of our class or correcting countless papers, but it's true.  And you just never...