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Addressing Student Anxiety while Teaching Remotely

While we may be teaching remotely in the next few weeks due to the Coronavirus, it will still be important to sooth our students' anxiety - maybe even more important!  As we transition to remote teaching and learning, connecting with and assisting our students will be...

The 3 Waves of SEAL

Have you ever felt the need to take back control of your own teaching?  Felt the need to re-empower yourself in your own classroom?  Me too.  I've felt defeated and run down by the challenges not only of the job, but the evolving needs of our students.  But things...

How to Use Music to Calm Your Students

Playing music in your classroom is a great way to create a sense of calm and focus. What to know how? In this video, I'm going to show you how to Soundtrack your classroom in 6 simple steps. This SEAL strategy is a teacher favorite in my SEAL Teacher Training course...

How to Make Homemade Paint 4 Ways

Making Paint At Home Can Be Easy! Here are 4 ways to make paint using materials you or your students have in your kitchens! This is great for distance learning and at-home art time. If you don’t have many art materials at home, try these 4 ways to create paint and...

Teaching Remotely from Home

This workshop is geared to teachers who are transitioning to teaching remotely from home.  Learn some tips about mindset, how to keep connections with your students, and where you can get FREE resources for your students and yourself! And you can even earn PD for this...

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...

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,...

Is Your Professional Development Teacher-Centered?

Your PD is important! It’s important for your professional development (PD) to be Teacher-Centered so that you can get the most out of it. You need to take charge of your learning and in turn inspire your students. Here, I share 5 questions you can ask to see if the...

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...

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