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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 Teacher Training

Available in Mid-August!

Learn how you can empower yourself to reach and teach your students as you integrate the Arts with SEL in this amazing, online course!  There are 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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Don’t forget to check out our library of posts containing information and tons of ideas for SEAL!

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...

What makes SEAL not a program?

Picture it - It's the beginning of the school year and you have just set up your classroom.  (ok... most of your classroom)  and your principal has just called over the intercom that the first staff meeting of the school year is about to begin in 5 minutes. You gather...

Music: Key to Happiness

Music has a great impact on the body and to the soul.   It affect your social and emotional well-being.  Every song you hear can affect you and at times remind you of the different experiences in your life. It can sometimes make or break you. Oftentimes, music can...

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...

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...

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...

Friendly Hearts

Hearts don't have to just mean love, certainly not romance.  Hearts can also be a symbol of kindness and friendship.   I love finding new ways to promote kindness and friendship in my classroom for our Friendly Fridays.  While scrolling through Facebook the other day,...

Put the A in SEAL

Have you been charged with the mission to bring SEL into your classroom? I bet you have! In fact, EVERY single teacher I talk to not only knows what SEL is, but knows how much their students NEED development in their social-emotional development. Well, if you are...