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Teaching and Reaching the Teenage Brain (Gr. 6-12)

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This program is traditionally a face-to-face classroom training program, but will be held online as we prioritize distance learning in response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

This workshop will focus on the 21st century preteen and teenager in school. How do we connect with this young adult? Often giving them responsibilities can result in a mixed bag of outcomes.

Come to this workshop to better understand today's teenager. Gain new information regarding what brain research is telling us about accessing this age group in a learning environment.

Consider and discuss differentiating for students with a variety of diagnoses, such as ADHD and Autism, in an inclusive middle school or high school classroom environment.

Take away ideas to modify, adapt and accommodate to help them access not only their curriculum but gain self-regulation skills and better understanding of how they learn.

Instructor Bios


Teaching and Reaching the Teenage Brain (Gr. 6-12)

  • Tere Bowen-Irish

    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."

09:00am - 03:30pm
Portsmouth - 231 Corporate Drive
Tere Bowen-Irish
169.00 Tuition
USNH Tuition Benefit Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount
Cooperative Extension Discount
Educator 15% Discount
Guild Discount