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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How to Persevere Through Teacher Grief

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
Relationship Building

Rethinking Units With Trauma-Informed Teaching In Mind

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
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Curriculum Approaches

How to Support Social-Emotional Learning Through Choice

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
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50 Activities That Support Social-Emotional Learning

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
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Media & Techniques

How To Follow Your Heart When Making Art

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
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Professional Practice

Collective Trauma: Why You’re Not Alone

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
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Relationship Building

3 Ways to Address Social-Emotional Needs When Teaching Online

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article

Week 6 Webinar Recap: Art Education and the Coronavirus

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
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5 Ideas to Help You Bring SEL Into Your Teaching

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
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5 SEL Lessons That Actually Work With Secondary Students

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
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Relationship Building

4 Ways to Practice Empathy in the Art Room

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article

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