Mindful Schools Workshop August 18: Mindful Arts for the Classroom

Mindful Arts for the Classroom
with Andrew Jordan Nance

Online Workshop: Sunday, August 18, 2019 @ 10:00am-11:30am PT

This event has completed. The recording and resources will be available for purchase one week following the event. Please follow the link to purchase, below.

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The 90-minute workshop format is designed to give educators access to experts, take a deeper dive into leading-edge topics in Mindfulness in Education, and provide high-impact learning and practice experiences. Join us!


About This Workshop

Are you looking for creative ways to teach mindfulness to students? Have you explored integrating performing arts into your toolkit? Students are now learning mindfulness skills through engaging storytelling, as well as visual and performing arts activities – enabling them to develop focusing techniques, cultivate the skill of present moment awareness, and improve attention and self-regulation.

Our presenter, Andrew Jordan Nance, educator of over 25 years and best-selling children’s book author, will share his best practices in teaching mindfulness using performing, visual, and literary arts.

In this interactive 90-minute online workshop, Mr. Nance will lead participants through a variety of fun and engaging mindfulness activities such as various Breathing Activities, a Rhyming Body Scan, a Shining Star Game, and more. Learn adaptations and age-appropriate ways to teach mindfulness to children, as well as resources to help students to handle big emotions in a skillful, mindful way. Get the research on why storytelling is so effective in conveying the principles of mindfulness.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • Effective, fun and engaging mindfulness activities to add to your toolkit
  • Research on why storytelling aids in learning mindfulness
  • Best practices for mindfully teaching games and play

Following this workshop, you will receive:

  • A recording of the workshop.
  • A workshop kit with summarized key points, practices to try, and further resources.

Meet Our Presenter

Andrew Jordan Nance (Author, Educator, Actor) has been an educator since 1991. He is the founder of Mindful Arts San Francisco, a nonprofit organization that provides volunteer mindful educators to teach in underserved San Francisco Schools. Mr. Nance is the author of four books: Puppy Mind, Mindful Arts in the Classroom, The Lion In Me, and The Barefoot King (Spring 2020). For almost thirty years he taught performing arts to students from diverse backgrounds, and for 18 years he was the Conservatory Director at San Francisco’s New Conservatory Theatre Center. His theater training comes from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (B.A. in Theatre). His mindfulness training comes from Mindful Schools, UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, and he is a longtime member of Spirit Rock Meditation and Retreat Center’s Wednesday Sangha. He is on the Board of Directors of several educational based nonprofit organizations including The Mindful Life Project in Richmond California, San Francisco’s New Conservatory Theater.

Workshop Registration

This workshop costs $49 per attendee. Register here.

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Workshop FAQs

How do I join the LIVE event? When you register, you will receive call-in instructions to join the video conference call.

What if I can’t make the LIVE event? If you’re unable to attend the live event, you may still register to access the recording and resources 2 days after the event.

Can I receive professional credits? Educators can qualify for 1 graduate-level credit for educators. In order to apply, you must log an additional 14 hours of work relevant to this topic and submit to our crediting vendor, Courses 4 Teachers. More information about this process can be found here.

Cancellations and Refunds

  • In order to receive a full refund, cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled event. Refunds will not be granted after this time.
  • If you need to cancel and request a refund, please contact support@mindfulschools.org.
  • If you have paid for the event and were unable to attend the live workshop, you will receive access to the recording as well as any supporting resources.

This online event is presented by Mindful Schools as a part of an ongoing Workshop Series

About the Mindful Schools Workshop Series

Mindfulness practice is both a wide and deep path–the current field of secular mindfulness continues to grow and diversify in practice guidance and teaching innovations and in our understanding of research. The Mindful Schools Workshop Series provides you with an opportunity to take a deep dive into a variety of topics delivered by experts, giving you access to the leading edge of what is relevant in the field and allowing you expand your mindfulness practice and teaching.

These 90 minute sessions will equip participants with tools they can immediately implement in their personal and professional lives. Sessions will include a talk, practices, Q&A with the presenter, and a live chat with fellow participants. Followup resources will be provided with a link to the recording, summarized key points, practices to try, and further resources to continue your journey. Access our past workshops here.

Our Workshop Series is appropriate for all levels of experience. We strongly encourage completing our Mindfulness Fundamentals course so you may participate in workshops with a shared understanding of the Mindful Schools practice framework of secular mindfulness. Educators and MHPs may receive credits for the Mindfulness Fundamentals course.

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