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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 strategies, you can teach music standards that will also connect to other content standards....

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...

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...

Empower Yourself with SEAL

Do you feel EMPOWERED in your classroom? Woah, that's a loaded question, right? Well, that's what this 30 minute mini-workshop teaches us. It was originally given live on Facebook to help teachers understand how they can effectively empower themselves.  If you missed...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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