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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. 
  • Would you like to get inspiring stories, ideas and great strategies in arts integration and SEAL?

Don’t forget to check out our library of posts containing information and tons of ideas for SEAL!

Friendly Friday Works!

How exciting to hear from my own friends and colleagues at my school when they find success and JOY after trying out some of my SEAL ideas!  This happened just about a week ago when, after watching the Facebook Live focusing on Friendly Friday, my friend,...

Music to Learn By – Soundtracking My Classroom

In my last post, Music Sets the Tone, I described my intention of using music more in my classroom as a backdrop to all our activities. It's been over a week that I have been faithfully soundtracking my classroom!  I have committed to teaching while some sort of music...

Everyone Has a Backstory

Be it out in the open, or shut behind closed doors, We all have a story - one that defines who we are how we behave the choices we make. When I looked inside one child's story the other day I saw sadness and grief. And in another's there was loneliness And another's...

Introducing SEAL (Social-Emotional Artistic Learning)

I am excited to begin a new journey with The Inspired Classroom's readership!  SEAL!  Social-Emotional Artistic Learning For years now, I have been exploring how arts integration strategies can be applied to the SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) competencies...

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...

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...

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,...

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...