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                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,...

                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...

                Who is Your Starfish?

                A big part of being a SEAL teacher is having the frame of mind where you understand how important you are to your students.  (And you know who your starfish are.)  It's funny, we don't always think this as we stand in front of our class or correcting countless papers,...

                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! There are 3 main things you need to remember if you want to be a SEAL Teacher.  Do you know what it means to be a SEAL Teacher? Teacher Responsibilities...

                When Your Student’s Parent Is Addicted to Drugs or Alcohol

                By: Dr. Sarah Toler First, a note from Elizabeth:  Today we are touching on a tough subject - students who have parents that are addicted to drugs or alcohol.  The sad part is that we need to start having these conversations.  The good part is that we can be part of...

                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...

                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...

                Is Your PD Teacher-Centered?

                Is Your PD Teacher-Centered?​ 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...

                The (not so) Secret to SEL

                One of the most common questions I get from other teachers is, “What’s the most important part of SEAL?” At first, I had to really think.  Is it the artistic experiences?  Or the explicit teaching?  Or being proactive? But real the answer is so simple, it almost seems...