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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...

Put the A in SEAL

SEAL or Social-Emotional Artistic Learning is the newest program coming out of The Inspired Classroom.  Following the principles of true arts integration and the natural connections between arts and social-emotional learning, SEAL acts to fully integrate the...

Music Sets the Tone

In recent weeks, I've been researching out how to use music as a tool for focusing and working in preparation for one of the focuses of this year's Winter Teacher Art Retreat. We probably have all experienced music (or the lack of it) in a variety of places:...

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...

Positive Self-Talk

What is Positive Self-Talk? The voice inside our own heads is very powerful and something that we can't escape.  What that voice says to us can really affect our mood, our motivation and our growth.  If that voice is always saying things such as, "I bet you couldn't...

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...

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....

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...

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,...

Free SEAL ebook

Get started right away with SEAL with this introductory ebook.  Included are how all the social-emotional learning competencies are naturally connected to the arts.  This ebook also includes 2 of our most popular SEAL lesson plans and 1 of our best SEAL tools: the emotion wheel. 
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SEAL Self-Paced Course

Now Available!

Learn about how the Arts can be integrated with SEL in this self-paced, online course!  There will be options for graduate credit too.

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