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                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...

                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:...

                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...

                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...

                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...

                5 Tools to Help You Integrate the ARTs with SEL

                Social Emotional Learning or SEL is something that we ALL need to embrace if we are going to make a difference in our students’ learning.  It's one of those things that every teacher is learning how to incorporate into their everyday teaching.  In this article, I’m...

                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,...

                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...

                Arts Integration is NOT for You!

                I’m here to tell you this important message: Arts Integration is not for you! Now you might be wondering what in the world I’m talking about and I get it.  I promise I will explain.  As I’m explaining, if you actually start to agree with me then go ahead and hit that...