Getting the Child’s Mind to Heel
Like the cluttered monkey mind of us adults, children sometimes have a drifting and curious puppy mind. Andrew Jordan Nance is the author of, Puppy Mind, a new children’s book about a boy who discovers his mind is like a puppy, always wandering away into the past or the future.
In this discussion, recorded on October 19th, 2016, Andrew shared how parents and teachers can train 3-10 year old puppy minds to heel in the present moment.
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Andrew Jordan Nance has been an educator for over 25 years. He is the founder of Mindful Arts San Francisco, whose mission is to provide volunteer mindful educators to teach at underserved San Francisco Schools. Nance is also an award– winning actor and director. 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. He is on the Board of Directors of several educational– based non– profit organizations including the Mindful Life Project in Richmond California, San Francisco’s New Conservatory Theater Center, and Arts Ed Matters, a California– based arts– integration organization. Andrew Jordan Nance lives in San Francisco.