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MaryAnn Brittingham, MS

MaryAnn Brittingham, MS

MaryAnn Brittingham, MS, holds a master’s degree in family and child counselling from Long Island University and a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education from D’Youville College. She has over 38 years of experience as a special education teacher and child/family counsellor, with experience working in psychiatric settings creating therapeutic options for students who require higher levels of emotional and academic support. MaryAnn is a certified trainer at Life Space Crisis Intervention, which uses interactive therapeutic strategies to transform crisis situations into learning opportunities, and she teaches graduate-level courses in special education and educational psychology at two colleges in New York. Her passion is to help educators gain insights into student behaviours in order to create a safe learning environment where students can discover their talents. MaryAnn is the author of several books, including: Transformative Teaching: Changing Today’s Classroom Culturally, Academically and Emotionally; Respectful Discipline; Dealing with Difficult Parents; and Motivating the Unmotivated. MaryAnn’s course focus on practical solutions for helping students be successful in both the general education and the special education classroom. Her approach to behavioural intervention empowers students and provides realistic solutions for working with challenging behaviours.


“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

“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 humour,
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 an unbelievable wealth of knowledge who is so interesting and realistic. She has
provided me with great strategies for helping stu

dents  have a safe, happy environment.”
– Megan Ridolf, English Teacher