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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

MaryAnn Brittingham is a highly experienced teacher, leading expert in working with students who have challenging behaviors in a variety of settings, and a national presenter on using MINDFULNESS practices in the classroom. MaryAnn is known for her motivational seminars that not only inspire, but give teachers the specific strategies they need to make positive changes to increase students' success in school, both academically and socially.

She is the author of many books, including Transformative Teaching: Changing Today's Classrooms Culturally, Academically & Emotionally; Respectful Discipline; Motivating the Unmotivated; Working with Difficult Parents; and Strengthen Students' MINDFULNESS: Increase Your Students' Self-Control While Reducing Anxiety and Challenging Behaviors, the resource handbook you will receive. MaryAnn focuses on practical solutions for helping students be successful in school – socially and academically. She brings to the seminar not only her extensive knowledge of mindfulness and the science behind it, but strategies and ideas you can use to help your own students understand and use the practices themselves.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"I was hoping to gain tools for my toolbox and I that is what MaryAnn did … filled my toolbox and my cup!"
Keri Stenger, Special Education Teacher

"MaryAnn gave me a whole new perspective on what mindfulness is and how it can be used in the classroom. She was very insightful on how to apply the strategies she shared."
Michael Adamiah, Science Instructor

"MaryAnn is kind, knowledgeable and positive. She provided strategies that I will apply not only in my classroom, but in my own life."
Tamara Tate, Teacher

"I liked the practicality of this seminar – I needed the reminder to be mindful of myself. My classes are only going to be as good as I am mindful of my own well-being."
Karen Urbanik, Math Teacher