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. 

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

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...

SEL Song Lyrics

[sg_popup id="3" event="onload"][/sg_popup]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...

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...

Music to Learn By – Soundtracking My Classroom

[sg_popup id="3" event="onload"][/sg_popup]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...

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...

Who is Your Starfish?

Every retreat I prep for seems to have a little theme, a subtle one that is in the details of the retreat.  One year it was Legos, another year it was beginning, middle and end.  Rocks always seem to find themselves to be part of the decor, symbolizing strength and...

Put the A in SEAL

SEAL or Social-Emotional Artistic Learning is the newest program coming out of The Inspired Classroom.  Following the principles of true arts integration and the natural connections between arts and social-emotional learning, SEAL acts to fully integrate the...

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...