Be the Teacher Your Students NEED…


Empower yourself to reach & teach

your socially-emotionally challenged students


by integrating the ARTs with SEL 

… and become a SEAL Teacher!

teach SEAL

Social-Emotional Artistic Learning

Your students (and YOU) deserve the best environment to learn.

You’re concerned about students who are anxious and disconnected.  

You struggle with behavior issues that lead to less time on learning.  

You feel the stress and overwhelm of teaching and find it challenging to maintain your own mindfulness and sanity.  

You want a classroom that genuinely cultivates a community of supportive and encouraging learners.

You need proven strategies that build a caring and creative learning environment!

I get it!  I live this!  I’m a teacher too!

You probably don’t need any convincing… 

Students learn best when their social-emotional needs are met.

And you probably already know that the ARTs can help address MANY of these social-emotional needs.

My name’s Elizabeth and in my over 20 years of implementing arts integration and SEAL strategies into my classroom and teaching other teachers what it truly means to be a SEAL Teacher, I have discovered ONE VERY IMPORTANT THING:

The ability to reach & teach your students starts with YOU!



Imagine a Classroom Where . . .


Relationships within a classroom matter.  If students come to school feeling like there is no one there for them, they will be at a disadvantage.  However, if there is a sense of community among all people in the classroom, students WANT to go to school and THRIVE there!



In your SEAL classroom, students are accepted and acknowledged for their unique talents as an expression of their individuality.  Outside-the-box thinking is valued and encouraged while you still teach your students all the content they need to know. These are the qualities that students can use to learn more about themselves, others and the world around them.


Arts Integrated learning is engaging.  In your SEAL classroom, the arts are allowed to be an integral part of the day.  Students are captivated by their learning process as they work hands-on with the content you give them.  



Through explicit teaching and practice of the social-emotional competencies integrated with the arts, students are able to develop these skills in meaningful ways.  Ideas that are hard to explain, like what it means to be part of a community or how to empathize with a classmate, can be better understood through artistic creation, appreciation and expression.


We all know students only learn best when they are ready: calm, focused and feeling safe. 

You can consistently provide this for them through SEAL!

Social-Emotional ARTISTIC Learning


Here’s why most teachers lose hope when it comes to their students’ SEL needs:

Without an actual focus on the mind-shift in the teacher and an investment in the personalities of the students you have in front of you now, other SEL initiatives and programs can lose their momentum – fast!

As a busy teacher, you have many responsibilities and you can’t afford to add programs on top of what you already do.


You need training that doesn’t add another thing for you to do,

but helps you transform what you already do.

And luckily for you, there is finally an opportunity to change how you look at SEL:

through Social-Emotional Artistic Learning!

INTRODUCING  SEAL Teacher Training!

 This complete, teacher-centered course shows you how to

integrate the arts into social-emotional learning

while empowering you to reach & teach your students.

I’ve taken all I’ve learned in my 20+ years of arts integration experience in my role as a teacher, author and consultant and channeled it into a collection of mindshifts and strategies for other teachers through SEAL so you too can become empowered and feel the success, excitement and pride in how you reach and teach your students the social-emotional skills they need.



“This course has led me back to my true self and has given my teaching a much needed boost.”

SEAL Teacher, 2018

“SEAL is an excellent way to incorporate social emotional learning into your classroom without adding another ‘curriculum.’ It adapts to your students and your classroom environment.”
Johanna Ellis

K Teacher

You’ll learn many SEAL strategies that integrate the 4 major art forms (visual art, music, dance and drama) with all of CASEL’s SEL competencies.

AND, you’ll discover new ways to build on your unique teaching style in order to reach and teach your students.


A massive repertoire of SEAL activities and strategies that you will embed in your everyday classroom as well as lesson ideas you will pull out when your students need it most.


 With SEAL Teacher Training, you can accomplish all of this! 

Why? Because we focus on the teacher first in these 3 Waves or phases of the training.

Wave 1 – SEAL Teacher Mindset (taking care of you and reestablishing your role in the classroom)

Wave 2 – SEAL Teacher Methods (discovering the 4 ways to implement SEAL strategies, activities and lessons)

Wave 3 – SEAL Integrations (learning the many ways all the arts can integrate meaningfully with all the SEL competencies)

Here’s What You Get When You Sign up for SEAL Teacher Training!

Unit 1 - The Foundations for Every SEAL Teacher

Before we get knee deep into the mindset and methods of a SEAL teacher, we will take a look at what SEAL is and what the social-emotional competencies are.  Learning about SEAL and how the arts interplay with the social-emotional competencies will be the first step in developing the methods you’ll use in your teaching.

In this unit, we will:

  • Explore aspects of SEL and we why need to implement social-emotional learning into our classrooms and schools so desperately.
  • Learn the basics of CASEL’s SEL competencies.
  • Discover why arts integration is a viable and effective way to teach these competencies.
  • Get a general overview of SEAL and its place in your classroom.  
  • Learn about the 3Cs of a SEAL Teacher. (Care, Connection & Creativity)
  • Build relationships with your STARFISH.

Unit 2 - Becoming a SEAL Teacher

Once you have a knowledge-base for SEAL, it’s time to jump into what it means to become a SEAL teacher.  It’s way more than just integrating art projects into your teaching. And it’s just as much about your mindset as it is the methods you will bring to your students.

Change in your classroom starts with YOU!  You are the key to your students’ success. There’s just no other way around it!

In this unit we’ll look closely at:

  • What it means to “take back control” in your classroom.
  • How to promote a SEAL learning environment through your presence.
  • What a SEAL classroom looks like in order to promote care and creativity.  
  • Positive Practices of a SEAL teacher.  
  • SEAL Teacher Self-Care practices.
  • Teacher-Centered Professional Development.  

Unit 3 - SEAL Streams

This is the fun stuff!  There are 4 distinct “Streams” of bringing SEAL into your classroom and we will go over all of them.  Then, you can decide what works best for you! Only use 1 stream or combine streams to work for your class and your schedule.

Remember, SEAL is not a program that you follow.  Rather, it’s a transformation of your teaching. This unit will help you to see the ways you can naturally bring SEAL activities to your students and how they will become part of your classroom culture.

The 4 SEAL Streams:

Stream One - Embed SEAL into Your Day 

First we’ll look at how to embed SEAL strategies into your everyday routines.  You will learn SEAL strategies from each of the 4 major art forms that can seamlessly work their way into your lessons.

Stream Two - Consistent Practice through Friendly Fridays  

This is a teacher favorite!  Whether or not you decide to use this method on a Friday or a Tuesday or any other time that works for you, the purpose is the same: to implement a consistent time for your students to build on their creativity and community through SEAL activities they will do with or for their classmates.

Stream Three - SEAL Lessons  

When you are ready, you can implement a SEAL lesson that will explicitly teach students a particular social-emotional skill while integrating an art form.  These lessons allow students to dig deep into the art form and develop the competency.

Stream Four - SEAL Club  

This is a bonus method of bringing SEAL into your classroom or school!  

Unit 4 - SEAL & Self-Competencies

In order to truly understand the power of SEAL, you must experience it yourself.  I will guide you through different experiences that will help you build your social-emotional learning.  (That’s the teacher-centered part.)  And of course, all the activities can be used in with your students too!

In this and the next 2 units, we will dig deeply into the arts-integrated activities that directly align with each of the 5 social-emotional competencies.

First we’ll take a close look at the competencies that focus on self.  You will get to experience some SEAL activities that will allow you to become more self-aware and give some insight to how you can self-manage with the arts.

Here’s a look at what you’ll do in Unit 4:

  • First you’ll get an overview of the two self-competencies and how they relate to all four art forms
  • Then, you’ll participate in a SEAL activity for each art form that will focus on either self-awareness, self-management or both.

Unit 5 - SEAL & Social-Competencies

This is your chance to jump into some SEAL activities that focus on the competencies of social-awareness and relationship skills.

Once again, we’re going Teacher-Centered here.  You will have the opportunity to work on some experiences that will allow you to discover the relationship between SEAL and the social competencies.  

Here’s a look at what you’ll do in Unit 5:

  • We’ll start off with an overview of how each competency links naturally with each of the art forms.  There are just SO many connections that we can use in our teaching!
  • Then, in the following lessons in this unit we will focus in on how SEAL integrates with the four National Core Arts Standards of Creating, Performing, Responding and Connecting.  (SEAL is a branch of arts integration, after all!)
  • Finally, you will be able to choose from some activity options that will develop these skills.  As usual, these activities are ones you can certainly implement in your own classroom. (We’re ALL about practicality here.)

Unit 6 - SEAL & Responsible Decision Making

Finally, it’s time to see how SEAL can address responsible decision making through creativity and the arts.  These skills are so necessary for all students in school and in life and they can certainly be developed through the arts! 

Here are the highlights of this unit:

  • We’ll first take a close look at how responsible decision making skills are connected to the creative process, which is a learning process and a natural vehicle to practice these skills!
  • Then, I’ll show you some great examples of how this can play out in your classroom as you assign SEAL and other content projects.
  • We’ll end this unit with a fun digital art activity! (But I can’t give it away to you yet!)

Unit 7 - SEAL Lesson Planning

Of course you can access the SEAL lesson plans available to you through this course, but you can also create them yourself!  In this unit, we’ll look at what makes a SEAL lesson plan different from any other. And then you’ll have the chance to create your own. 

We’ll look at:

  • The two types of SEAL lesson plans.
  • How to create a SEAL lesson.

Unit 8 - Final Steps

It’s time to celebrate!  You have everything you need to be a successful SEAL teacher!   

In this final unit, you will:

  • Make your SEAL teacher status official.
  • Do a couple of other things I just can't tell you . . . yet!!

And there it is - Your SEAL Teacher Training Journey is complete!

Print out your certificate for your 45 PD Hours, or, if you are a VIP, you can await your transcript for your 3 graduate credits!  AND - remember you have 12 months of access to everything in the course, so you can go back to anything you need!

Plus you get these 4 bonuses!

Bonus #1: Arts Integrated Lesson Planning video course

12 month access to this full, complete online course that takes you step by step in how to create a completely aligned arts integrated lesson.


SEAL community

Bonus #2: Private, Members Only Community & Monthly Q&A

Access to the Closed SEAL Teacher Facebook Group where you’ll get support from other SEAL Teachers  and SEAL Teachers in Training who are committed to the same goal as you!  Plus monthly live Q&A sessions with Elizabeth for fine tuning and clarity. 

teach SEAL Remotely

Bonus #3: Teach SEAL REMOTELY 

This 11 lesson series gives you plenty of activities, ideas and modifications to make SEAL successful when you are teaching remotely.  

Friendly Friday Handbook

Bonus #4: Friendly Friday Handbook

This 27 page bonus resource has over a dozen activity ideas for a SEAL Teacher's favorite SEAL strategy: Friendly Friday!  Promote Social-Awareness, Relationship Building and Community in your Classroom and School.


Simply SEAL bonus

Pay in Full Bonus: Simply SEAL

This bonus resource contains 20 simple SEAL strategies for every SEL competency in every art form.  You will automatically get this bonus if you choose the "Pay in Full" option.

“I enjoyed the live Facebook sessions that you offered. It helps create a connection to you as the instructor, and to the students in the class.”
Carol Greene

School Nurse, SEAL Teacher, 2019

“This course has inspired me as a teacher and an everyday person. The teacher-centered aspect, positive atmosphere, open communication, and ready to use strategies have made me feel more hopeful about teaching in this ever changing and challenging world.”
Deanne Carloni

Orchestra Teacher

Let me remind you about something only a few of us understand…

Be a SEAL Teacher!
Even though there are many new programs for SEL, they are not all created equal.

Some will succeed for a time, but then tend to fizzle out.

And the main reason for this is because the emphasis is on the wrong thing!

Those programs focus on selling books, binders and posters that will provide teachers materials to use with students, instead of focusing on what matters – YOU!

The key ingredient to successful SEL is YOU! 

YOU are the person who

  • Knows your kids best
  • Stands in front of your students day after day
  • Understands that experiences will make an impact on their learning.
  • Appreciates the power of arts in learning!


And that’s why SEAL Teacher Training was created!

How is SEAL Teacher Training different than others I’ve taken?  “It’s teacher-focused! This course gave me so many resources and ideas that I knew I could start implementing immediately.”
Martha Robichaud

Teaching Artist

Life Before You Become a SEAL Teacher:

  • You dread the next outburst in your class.
  • You struggle to find the patience to take on the day.
  • You often feel like a “bad teacher” because of all the misbehaviors in your class.
  • You worry if you are actually making a difference.
  • You know your students need SEL, but what your school is doing is just not working!
  • You wonder if you can do this for another 5, 10, or 15+ years!

Life AFTER You Become a SEAL Teacher:

  • You are proactive in teaching students how to handle difficult situations.
  • You are calm and feel a sense of control again.
  • You feel like the caring professional you’ve always known you are.
  • You KNOW you are making a difference – every day!
  • You are certain your students are getting quality social-emotional learning through meaningful, artistic experiences.
  • You’re confident you can keep teaching for many years to come!

Risk-Free Guarantee  

So, here’s the deal.  I’m going to give you a “No Barnacles” Risk Free Guarantee.  (No one likes those pesky crustaceans.)

Get inside the course and check it out for 7 days.  Look at what you’ll learn, validate its use in your classroom and see all the key components to becoming a SEAL teacher.

If you don’t feel confident that being a SEAL teacher is the right fit for you, you can simply reach out to me within the first 7 days of your purchase at and you will get a full refund. 

Here’s what other teachers are saying about SEAL Teacher Training:

“I have never felt comfortable with my artistic ability. I would avoid creating art. During this course I thought that I would have to fake it until I could make it. I was continually surprised at how I felt as I was completing each activity. Memories would resurface, both good and bad with the music activity. The meditation and then painting activity brought forth feelings surrounding my cancer that I didn’t realize I was harboring, etc. These experiences allowed me to realize how powerful art experiences would be to my young students. Especially integrated with social emotional learning. I feel so lucky to have taken this course. You’re an amazing teacher, Elizabeth!”
SEAL Teacher 2018

Pre-K Teacher

“Love the flow of new ideas happening and the inner calm that is giving me strength to deal with the tough spots! It’s all coming from the work in this course!”
Stacie Greenland

Art Teacher

“When you take this course, you are treated like an adult.  No busy work.”
Carol Greene

School Nurse

“Signing up for the SEAL course was a first step…in taking a moment to strengthen myself as a teacher but also as a learner. There were moments of feeling awkward and others that felt empowering as I began to partake in activities that helped me become more aware of myself and my own “being.”

Taking the time to focus on my own well-being, putting myself in the shoes of my students and truly working to make connections, be available “in the moment” for my students and strengthen my understanding of social emotional learning has absolutely changed me and my classroom for the better.

Taking this SEAL class and focusing on PD for me – which also helps my students – has been a gift.”

Jill Mailloux


Overall, how well did this course meet your needs?


Extremely Well

How accessible was your instructor?


Extremely Accessible

How much did this course help to transform your teaching?


A Lot/A Great Deal

How applicable are the ideas in this course to your teaching?


Very/Extremely Applicable

Student coloring emotions

“SEAL makes me feel calm and happy.”

~ Fourth Grade Student

MS students photos

“I get to see things from other perspectives.”

~ Seventh Grade Student

Here’s my promise to YOU!

As a teacher who experiences the same struggles you do day in and day out, I promise to help you find that empowerment and inspiration you need so you can reach and teach your students through SEAL.

This course is more than just a bunch of activities to try, it’s a transformation and I want to help guide you into all things SEAL.

Your classroom will continue to grow into a place of care and creativity so that you can TEACH and your students can LEARN.

Elizabeth Peterson SEAL
How is SEAL Teacher Training different than others I have taken?  “It is SO much more personal. I don’t just mean the units we work through. You (Elizabeth) make it so much more personal. You keep in touch with each and every one of us. I don’t know how you do it but you do. I feel like we know each other. You don’t find that with other courses. I know that I can e-mail you and you will respond. I know that I can go on Facebook and there you are, in person and often live.”
Gloria Budz

Middle School Visual Arts Teacher

Here’s what you get when you enroll today…

The Complete SEAL Teacher Training worth 45 PD hours

(Value: $897)

12 month access to this complete 8 unit training!

Bonus #1: Arts Integrated Lesson Planning video course

(Value: $147)

12 month access to this full, complete online course.

Bonus #2: Private, Members Only Facebook Community & Monthly Q&A Support

(Value: $397)

Access to the Closed SEAL Teacher Facebook Group where you’ll get support from other SEAL Teachers who are committed to the same goal as you!  Plus, snd in  your comments and questions and then tune in each month as I address them live in our SEAL Teacher Community.

Bonus #3: Teach SEAL Remotely Series

(Value: $297)

This 11 video lesson series addresses ways to continue to teach SEAL even when you are teaching remotely.  We look at modifications and ideas for many lessons and activities.  And all will work in your physical classroom too!

Bonus #4: Friendly Friday Handbook (Value: $27)

This 27 page bonus resource has over a dozen activity ideas for a SEAL Teacher's favorite SEAL strategy: Friendly Friday!  Promote Social-Awareness, Relationship Building and Community in your Classroom and School.

This adds up to $1,765.

But I want you to come on this journey with me so bad, so I’m giving you the opportunity to enroll today for just…


You Can Take SEAL Teacher Training from Home, from Anywhere in the World, and on Your Schedule!

You can complete this course from the comfort of your couch or kitchen table, as long as you have an internet connection.

Plus it’s teacher-centered, so you will have opportunities to create art as well!

The timing of this course if flexible!  Most students are able to finish the course in 10 weeks spending about 2-4 hours each week to complete the assignments.  If you want, you can binge the course and if you need more time, you can take that extra time.

You will have access to the entire course for 12 months.  And remember, you’ll have the SEAL Teacher community and me, your instructor with you every step of the way!

You can work remotely.

SEAL Teacher Training

shows you how to integrate the 

arts into social-emotional learning

while empowering you to reach & teach your students.



Choice #1

Stay frustrated with the behaviors you’re dealing with and the less-than-effective (or non-existant) SEL program your district has mandated that “might” pay off in a few years.

Choice #2

You could invest in YOURSELF, implement SEAL strategies and lessons that work and start seeing a change in your classroom, your teaching and your students in just a few weeks.

Take the Journey that will Transform Your Teaching!

What People Ask before signing up for 

I’m not an artist and this is arts integration, how can I do this?

Arts integration is not about how skilled you are as an artist, musician, dancer or actor.  Instead, it’s about an open mind to trying new things with your students, giving them the opportunity to learn in new and engaging ways.


Is this teacher-centered business legit?

Absolutely!  After teaching over 50 (and attending over 500) workshops, classes and courses myself, I can confidently say that when the professional development is teacher-centered, it is more effective and long lasting in one’s teaching!


I feel I work better with a step-by-step program that tells me what to do and what to teach each week. Why don’t you provide that?

SEAL Teacher Training is about equipping and empowering you as a teacher, not telling you what to do.  YOU know your students better than anyone: what they need and how they learn best. This course will allow you to discover the strategies that will work for you and the schedule that will allow you to embed SEAL into your teaching.  This way, you will make more impact on your students!

I only see my students for a short amount of time. How much difference can I really make?

It’s not about the time, it’s about the quality of the relationship you have with your students.   Ask someone right now, and 9 times out of 10, that person can pinpoint 1 or 2 teachers who have made tremendous impact on their lives.  It only took that one teacher to inspire them. That teacher could be YOU! SEAL Teacher Training gives you the tools to do just that for so many students!

I’ve done SEAL retreats and workshops before. What makes this course different?

SEAL Teacher Training is the complete training – we dig deep here, laying the foundation every teacher should have in order to be officially called a SEAL Teacher!

*Please also note that I work hard to make sure the activities you will do at any retreat, workshop or here are different.

What if I don’t have time to finish the course?

You have access to the course, including all future updates, for 12 months.

12 months is plenty of time to dig in, learn and implement all the of what SEAL Teacher Training has to offer.

Once you have finished your SEAL Teacher Training journey,  you’ll have everything you need to support your students.

If I'm a VIP, how do I earn 3 graduate credits?

You can earn 3 graduate credits for your SEAL Teacher Training!  Isn’t that awesome? YES!  This will help many of you who are interested in salary advancement.  You will go through the same exact course as everyone else, but will need to submit a final lesson plan at the end and will have a final due date so that you are completed by the end of the semester.  The credits are awarded through Adams State University in Colorado.   More details here >>

But what if I hate SEAL once I learn about it?

If you’ve come this far, you are probably the right person to get SEAL Teacher Training.  However, we want to make sure you are not going to hate it.  (Even though we know you’re going to love it! 😉  ) Remember, you will have 7 days from purchase to go through the course and decide if this is the right fit for you. If not, you can email us within those 7 days and ask for a full refund.

Do you accept POs?

YES!  School districts may pay with a purchase order. Simply contact our support department at and we’ll help you arrange for that.


Can you remind me of everything I’m getting when I sign up today?

Of course!  Here’s everything you get:

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