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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...

                Why I Teach SEL through SEAL

                Have you heard of SEAL?  It stands for Social-Emotional Artistic Learning!  It takes the best of what arts integration is and integrates it with the ever growing need for social-emotional learning.  I teach SEAL and today I want to tell you more about WHY I teach SEL...

                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...

                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...

                5 Reasons You MUST Attend the SEAL Retreat

                If you've attended a SEAL Retreat in the past, you already know how much you need to be there again this year. However, if you have never been, this is the year! Need some convincing?  Ok... Here are 5 reasons you absolutely MUST attend the SEAL Retreat! (And if you...

                How to Soundtrack your Remote Classroom

                Soundtracking your classroom helps with students' calm and focus and can reduce their anxiety while creating an atmosphere for learning. Soundtracking can benefit your students so much - even online!  In this video, you will learn how to set up, test and play music to...

                Introducing Social-Emotional Artistic Learning

                Introducing Social-Emotional Artistic Learning. Join The Inspired Classroom on the journey to learn about  SEAL!  Social-Emotional Artistic Learning For many years now, I have been exploring how arts integration strategies can apply to CASEL's SEL  competencies.  They...

                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...

                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...