IMPORTANT NOTICE: This program is scheduled as a face-to-face classroom training during the Fall 2020 semester, but may be moved online due to future recommendations for distance learning due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Any updates will be posted on this page and all enrolled students will be notified by email of any anticipated curtailments.
Explore the 21st century elementary student that is often oppositional and hard to reach.
Educators and parents use terms such as disruptive, distracted, aggressive, off-task and unteachable. Although these kids may appear unteachable, as educators we need to prevent further disintegration of their school-based experience.
Students that are displaying some or all of these behaviors are communicating unhappiness, anxiety, possibly depression via maladaptive behaviors. We will delve into how to look at these students with a new lens.
Join us and learn to use a variety of strategies that may help these children begin a more successful job fulfilling their role being a student.
Tere Bowen-Irish, OTR/L, has practiced occupational therapy in pediatrics and psychiatry for over 35 years. For the past 30 years her primary focus has been school system delivery of OT services. She works part-time in public schools and has a private practice, All the Possibilities, Inc. She also offers workshops for parents, therapists, and educators, with an emphasis on prevention, wellness and classroom management for all school-aged children. She has completed intermediate training as a Life Coach through Coaches Training Institute in San Raphael, CA, and she is a Certified Yogakids teacher (CYKT), incorporating yoga, movement, mindfulness and relaxation techniques into her practice with children. She is author of "The Drive Thru Menu Series" (Therapro Inc. Publications) and a self-published book that can be adapted for all children called "Yoga and Me, Come be a Tree."