This workshop will focus on the 21st?century preteen and teenager in a school environment. Often, their behaviors can be unexpected and variable. Just 15 years ago, it was blamed on hormones. Now we know that the brain is going through a transformation. Come to this workshop to better understand the teenage brain and its ability to prune itself and specialize. Gaining new information about this brain research can help us access this age group’s attention in a variety of learning environments.
We will consider how to differentiate for all students, enhancing their self-awareness, ability to self-regulate and to take charge of their learning. We will look at accommodations, the use of technology and the benefits of truly connecting with this age group.
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