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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 heal a...

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,...

Music: Key to Happiness

Music has a great impact on the body and to the soul.   It affect your social and emotional well-being.  Every song you hear can affect you and at times remind you of the different experiences in your life. It can sometimes make or break you. Oftentimes, music can...

Artful Community

At the beginning of the school year, teachers want to send a message to their students:  “We are a community of learners, together we will challenge each other and share with one another.” We have a variety of ways to go about doing this and for some, they try to do...

Introducing SEAL (Social-Emotional Artistic Learning)

I am excited to begin a new journey with The Inspired Classroom's readership!  SEAL!  Social-Emotional Artistic Learning For years now, I have been exploring how arts integration strategies can be applied to the SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) competencies...

There’s Meaning Behind the Screaming

This past week, I was fortunate enough to go and see two of my favorite bands play.  It was so exciting!  Three Days Grace and Disturbed took the stage and rocked the arena!  I was on my feet, singing and screaming the entire time. Man.  Does hard rock music do it for...

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!  As a teacher we have many responsibilities.  There was a time when I thought, first and foremost, our job was just to teach: to deliver the content...

Soundtracking, Silent Reading & Building Stamina

Reading stamina has been the focus of my 4th grade class these last few days.  I have been working hard through the guidance of The Daily 5 to instruct my students in my expectations for them to read independently when I need to take small groups of students. Now...

Teach SEAL While Listening to Music

Listening to music has so many benefits and it can be a wonderful way to integrate music into your classroom.  Whether you Soundtrack your Classroom or use Active Listening strategies, you can teach music standards that will also connect to other content standards....

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