|aMindful arts in the classroom : |bstories and creative activities for social and emotional learning / |c[Andrew Jordan Nance]
|aStories and creative activities for social and emotional learning
|aBerkeley, California : |bParallax Press, |cc2018.
|a262 p. : |bill. ; |c24 cm.
|a"Written for teachers who want to bring mindfulness, social and emotional learning (SEL), and the arts into the classroom through storytelling and fun games, this book offers a complete course that helps young children identify and talk about their feelings and self-regulate their behavior with easy mindfulness practices" --|cProvided by publisher.
|aEmotional intelligence|xStudy and teaching|xActivity programs.
Written especially for the teacher or camp director who wants to bring mindfulness, social and emotional learning (SEL), and the arts into their busy day through storytelling and fun games, this book offers a complete course that helps kids identify and talk about their feelings, self-regulate and self-soothe when stressed, and learn from easy mindfulness practices.Educator and theater director Andrew Nance is the author of the popular children’s book Puppy Mind, which brought a new dimension of cuteness to the practice of mindfulness in the form of a rambunctious, playful puppy. In this book, Nance brings the puppy and a host of other friendly characters into the classroom to animate a 21-lesson curriculum centered around lively stories and easy-to-lead exercises for young students from kindergarten to third grade. Nance offers a teacher’s guide to arts-based mindfulness exercises utilizing story-telling, theater games, and drawing to spark students’ self-expression, self-awareness, and social and emotional well-being.