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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. 
  • 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!

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:...

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,...

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...

Artful Community

At the beginning of the school year, teachers want to send a message to their students:  “We are a community of learners, together we will challenge each other and share with one another.” We have a variety of ways to go about doing this and for some, they try to do...

Art at a Science Museum

Over the summer I was finally able to bring my family to the Boston Museum of Science. My kids are at the perfect age to enjoy and explore the exhibits and activities: everything from the dinosaurs to the electricity, the explorations of sound and space. We saw a show...

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...

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...

There’s Meaning Behind the Screaming

This past week, I was fortunate enough to go and see two of my favorite bands play.  It was so exciting!  Three Days Grace and Disturbed took the stage and rocked the arena!  I was on my feet, singing and screaming the entire time. Man.  Does hard rock music do it for...