Poetry: How to Use it for Social-Emotional Learning

Teaching Artist Eddie Ruiz demonstrates how you can use poetry for social-emotional learning in this guided practice. Poetry is an excellent tool to use in the classroom for social-emotional learning to help students navigate their emotions. In this activity, students learn to ask themselves questions as they write an "I am" poem to someone who matters.


Department of Arts and Culture partnered to support the LA County Office of Education's All In: Safe and Welcoming Schools Webinar Series. Check out the full series which includes four videos, study guides and lesson plans from teaching artists from the Arts for Healing and Justice Network member organizations.