Summary: This article makes suggestions as to how the arts can bring social emotional learning (SEL) to ELA classes. The author provides some examples using drama, dance, music, and visual arts that promote SEL in language arts classes. Making an effort to use these strategies promotes creativity and allows students different ways to express their ideas.
Source: Sheila Garth, Edutopia, March 25, 2021
Description: “Arts integration allows students to explore their knowledge, thoughts, opinions, and feelings about content in creative ways. Social and emotional learning (SEL) intentionally considers factors such as cooperation, empathy, communication, and active listening within an instructional setting. Therefore, promoting SEL through arts integration naturally fosters emotional growth, cooperative learning opportunities, and intuitive insights.”