Overview

PDT-TchGN-71

A Taste of The Drive Thru Menu Suite (K-5): Building Strength, Focus and Self-Regulation via Movement

If you are a Pre-K or Elementary teacher, you know that sitting for long periods of time may affect student’s ability to focus, attend and connect with the curriculum you want them to access. Today we will dive into the research behind utilizing movement throughout the classroom day. In your materials, you will learn sensory related exercises to “feed” the sensory system, helping with focus and attentional needs. You will also learn exercises to build the muscles of these small bodies to help with writing, sitting and eye/hand coordination. We then will explore curriculum content and learn how to combine movement with learning. Take away the Drive Thru Menu Kits of your choice (when you register) and implement them tomorrow in your classroom or educational practice. Check out Tere's work at her TheraPro site to begin thinking about which works best for your classroom!

Instructor Bios

PDT-TchGN-71

A Taste of The Drive Thru Menu Suite (K-5): Building Strength, Focus and Self-Regulation via Movement

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    Tere Bowen-Irish

    Tere Bowen-Irish has been practicing occupational therapy for over 40 years in pediatrics and psychiatry. Tere focuses on providing assessment, treatment and collaborative services in public and private school systems. Through her business, All the Possibilities Inc., she offers workshops for therapists, parents and educators with a focus on service delivery, classroom management, mindfulness, wellness and prevention for all school age children. Tere is also the creator of The Drive Thru Menu Suite of Exercises, (published by Therapro) which is an initiative to bring movement into today’s classrooms. She is a certified YogaKids Inc. teacher and incorporates creative movement and yoga into her practice. She is a Certified Mindful Schools Instructor. She is the author of Yoga and Me, Come be a Tree and co-authored My Mindful Music with Mary Ann Harman.

    Visit her website, www.allthepossibilitiesinc.com or email her at tereirish-at-gmail.com

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