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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!

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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Starfish in the Hospital

At the time, I had no idea that she was going to die. Spending those days with my dad going in and out of Boston watching over her as she lay in the ICU bed, I kept hoping and praying for a miracle, because, well, she deserved it. We spent hours a day going in,...

Music Sets the Tone

In recent weeks, I've been researching out how to use music as a tool for focusing and working in preparation for one of the focuses of this year's Winter Teacher Art Retreat. We probably have all experienced music (or the lack of it) in a variety of places:...