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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...

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...

What it Means to Be a SEAL Teacher

NEW! Let me read this article TO you!   Click the play button below or follow the link to SoundCloud and listen in!  As a teacher we have many responsibilities.  There was a time when I thought, first and foremost, our job was just to teach: to deliver the content...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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