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Success with SEAL

As with any method you adopt or course you take, you want to make sure it is worth your time, energy and effort.  I get it!  I'm a practical girl and if what I'm doing isn't really helping me personally or professionally, then I don't really want to spend the time on...

SEL Framework for Arts Integration

This SEL framework for arts integration will help you integrate the arts with SEL.  You will reach your SEL goals AND integrate the arts.  Win. Win. But it’s actually not only about the integration... SEAL is WAY more than that. It is an entire framework that empowers...

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...

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...

3 Important things to Remember as You Teach from Home

If you are like me, you’ve been teaching remotely now for about 3 or more weeks and, to be honest, there are many more weeks ahead.  Remote teaching is now a reality for so many of us now.  You’ve probably been swamped with resources and expectations, but hopefully...

The Best Sentence Starter (for getting to know your kids)

Here's a great tool for every SEAL teacher!  For the full lesson plan, go to our SEAL Lessons & Tools page. Asking students to finish this simple sentence can get a lot of information.  This kind of info is really helpful if you want to break that barrier and get...

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...

Meaningful Teacher Reflection

Reflection - it's part of becoming a better educator.   And I'm sure you have been expected to reflect on your teaching practices at one time or another. Chances are, you do it already as you create new goals, prepare for observations or look forward to evaluations....

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...

Free SEAL Starter Kit

Get started right away with SEAL with this Starter Kit. Included are how all the social-emotional learning competencies are naturally connected to the arts, 4 SEAL activities, 2 of our most popular SEAL lessons and our best SEAL tool: the emotion wheel. 
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