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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

MaryAnn Brittingham has extensive, firsthand experience working with unmotivated, underachieving students who don’t believe they can be successful in school. As a teacher, child/family counselor and a parent/teacher educator, she is a sought-after speaker and seminar leader. She is the author of Practical Strategies to Develop a Positive GROWTH MINDSET to Increase Your Students’ Grit, Motivation and Responsibility for Their School Success (Grades 3-12), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar.

MaryAnn focuses on practical solutions for helping students be successful in both school and in life. She brings not only her extensive knowledge of the latest behavioral strategies and techniques crucial for student success in school, but also practical ideas to help students move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.

With 35 years in education, MaryAnn is attuned to the realities of the classroom and the daily challenges teachers face. She is known for her high-energy, motivational seminars filled with a wealth of insights and useful ideas you can implement immediately in your own classroom.

Join MaryAnn and your colleagues for a fast-paced day filled with strategies to develop a positive growth mindset in all your students.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Outstanding material presented in a fun, engaging and informative manner. This seminar made me re-think my mindset and how I pre-judge students.”
– Don Hoener, High School Special Education Teacher

“This seminar gave me a ton of strategies to help implement a growth mindset in my classroom. MaryAnn is extremely knowledgeable, articulate, prepared, and dynamic.”
– Cheryl Christensen, 7th & 8th Grade Math Teacher

“This was amazing! These tools will change me and my mindset forever! Thank you!”
– Arsenia Tate, Teaching Assistant

“Refreshing and motivating! Excellent perspective that can be used daily in the classroom - regardless of the subject or grade level.”
– John Wright, Resource Teacher

“MaryAnn is such an inspiration. She brings practical and feasible strategies to implement in the classroom that positively impact everyone involved (staff, students, teachers, parents). This is the second seminar I’ve attended and I would attend another in a heartbeat!”
– Jennifer Davis, 4th Grade Teacher

“Very powerful and inspirational. Great ideas to help promote growth mindsets in ourselves and our students!”
– Mary Reepmeyer, Teacher

“I cannot wait to start using MaryAnn’s ideas in my classroom. I am leaving with so many tools that will help my students.”
– Debbie Hasselbacher, English Teacher

“MaryAnn is amazing. She is so interesting and knowledgeable. Her love for students is contagious!
– Brandie Jacobs, Special Educator

“MaryAnn Brittingham’s seminar on growth mindset is engaging, informational, reflective, and inspirational.”
– Marni Foderaro, Teacher

“Outstanding! Great ideas and practical strategies to empower kids to persevere.”
– Colleen Fields, Assistant Principal