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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

MaryAnn Brittingham has extensive, firsthand experience working with students who seemingly don’t care about school or their achievement and exhibit difficult and challenging behaviors in a variety of settings. As a special education teacher, child/family counselor and a parent/teacher educator, she is a sought-after speaker and seminar leader. She is the author of Shrinkin’ Stinkin’ Thinkin’: A Guide to Raising Self-Esteem in Children; Respectful Discipline; Dealing with Difficult Parents as well as Powerful, Practical Strategies for Reaching “I Don’t Care!” and Underperforming Students to Increase Their School Success (Grades 3-12), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar.

MaryAnn focuses on practical solutions to help students be successful in both the general education and the special education classroom. She brings not only her extensive knowledge of the latest behavioral strategies and techniques crucial for student success in school, but also her practical experiences as a special education teacher for over twenty years.

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 for your uninterested and underperforming students.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“There was so much valuable information. I don’t know which idea to implement first!”
Irene Gilbert, Teacher

“In my many years of teaching, this was hands down the best seminar I have ever attended. More valuable than words can express. Thank you!”
Justine, ENL Teacher

“Really excellent seminar. It seriously changed my outlook toward struggling students and my role in their lives.”
Tiffani Miller, Teacher

“This seminar reminded me of why I started teaching in the first place. Very inspirational.”
Audrey Roalofs, High School Teacher

Powerful and engaging! Great strategies to use right away!”
Annette DeAngelis, High School Special Education Teacher

“Absolutely AMAZING seminar and presenter! Thank you for a worthwhile day!”
Tracy Rizzo, Special Education Teacher

“Wow! Thank you so much for an inspiring and motivating seminar. MaryAnn’s mix of humor, practical strategies and realistic advice helped remind me of why I became a teacher and reignited my sense of purpose and commitment.”
Barbara Coyle, ASI Reading Teacher

MaryAnn is encouraging and inspiring! A new take on Positive Mental Attitude. I appreciated all of her very practical analogies.”
Lynn-Marie Fawcett, Reading Teacher

“MaryAnn is an unbelievable wealth of knowledge who is so interesting and realistic. She has provided me with great strategies for helping students have a safe, happy environment.”
Megan Ridolf, English Teacher