Social Emotional Learning

Studies show that implementing SEL practices improves students’ academic performance and SEL skills by providing an environment to process emotions and build resilience. Through SEL, students learn strategies that help develop skills to deal with emotional obstacles. The art room is an ideal place to learn and practice these strategies that not only enhance a traditional visual art curriculum but carry into cross-curricular connections, service-learning projects, and beyond the classroom walls.

The Art of SEL

Tune in as host Jonathan Juravich talks to educators and experts about how we can help ourselves and our students understand thoughts, feelings, emotions, and behaviors and why that understanding is crucial right now.

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Curriculum Approaches

Reset and Get Back to Best Practices You Love Through SEL and Assessment

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Professional Practice

6 Skills Art Teachers Gained This Past Year and 14 Ideas to Try

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Curriculum Approaches

4 Ideas to Foster Empathy and Gift Giving in the Art Room

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4 Fun Ideas to Unprogram in the Art Room to Alleviate Student Stress

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How to Bring Social Justice, Trauma-Informed Teaching, and SEL Into the Art Room

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6 Powerful Ways to Advocate for Your Visual Arts Program Post Pandemic

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Curriculum Approaches

Don’t Miss These 30 Artists That Bridge SEL and Art!

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Classroom Management

6 Classroom Management Strategies to Prompt Social-Emotional Learning

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Curriculum Approaches

7 Lesson Ideas to Engage Kindergarteners in SEL Through the Elements of Art

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Curriculum Approaches

No Drawing Skill Required! An Activity That Connects the Brain and Art

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Curriculum Approaches

6 Picture Books to Prompt an Awareness of Self and Others

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Curriculum Approaches

The Art of SEL—2 Reasons Why It’s Not “One More Thing”

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