Wed.Jan 15, 2020

How to Teach Social Emotional Learning with the Arts (aka SEAL)

The CoolCatTeacher

Elizabeth Peterson on episode 604 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Elizabeth Peterson was learning about SEL and as an art teacher, she knew she could teach Social Emotional Learning with the arts. So, she did. Then, she called it SEAL.

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