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                How to Use Music to Calm Your Students – Soundtracking

                Playing music in your classroom is a great way to create a sense of calm and focus. Want 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...

                Friendly Hearts

                Hearts don't have to just mean love, certainly not romance.  Hearts can also be a symbol of kindness and friendship.   I love finding new ways to promote kindness and friendship in my classroom for our Friendly Fridays.  While scrolling through Facebook the other day,...

                3 Ways to Create a Safe Community for Learning

                Let me READ this article to you! Just click play! Taking the time to build a sense of community in your classroom is paramount to your students' success.  Why?  <<<Spoiler Alert>>> It helps with everything!  All year! When students feel like they are...

                How to Make and Use an Emotional Wheel

                  Let's Make an Emotion Wheel!   The Emotion Wheel can be a very powerful tool for students to identify and discuss their emotions.  Inside SEAL: Social-Emotional Artistic Learning, we take the best of what arts integration is and couple it with the need to...

                SEL Trilogy

                Social-Emotional Learning is a topic that continues to grow and evolve in and around schools.  Binge this trilogy of SEL videos as I discuss the status of teaching SEL in our schools and what is and is NOT social-emotional learning.   Video #1: Let's Ban SEL | No...

                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...

                Who Is Your Starfish?

                Who is your starfish?  I’ve been asked a few times about the starfish that appear behind me in videos and maybe you’ve noticed them too! There's meaning there and I can't wait to tell you more.The significance to these starfish actually have something to do with SEAL:...

                Give Yourself Permission!

                The expectations put upon teachers continues to grow and grow. Not to mention the pressure to stick to the curriculum no matter what. But, we all know that you are the expert and you know yourself and your students best. Check out this trilogy of podcasts giving...

                Friendly Friday™ Activities for the Winter

                My students LOVE Friendly Fridays™! What are they?  They are a consistent time during our week when we can focus on SEAL (Social-Emotional Artistic Learning).  We create, we share and we work on our social-awareness and relationship skills. Today, I'm sharing 3...