A child opens a fun little children’s book and comes across two words ‘trogglehumper’ and ‘frothbuggling’. He’s immediately drawn in. You can hear him wonder, “what’s that?” What a way to capture a kid's interest and tickle their imagination! Celebrated children’s author, Roald Dahl, had knack of doing that. He once said, “If you want to remember what it’s like to live in a child’s world, you’ve got to get down on your hands and knees and live like that for a week.” Roald Dahl recognized that inspired kids take their curiosity into every corner of their learning world.
It’s great to want inspired and motivated kids in the classroom but what if that’s not the case? Is it the educator’s responsibility to motivate students? What role do the teachers play in engaging the children? This episode, our podcast guest, MaryAnn Brittingham, the author of Respectful Discipline, Motivating the Unmotivated, Dealing with Difficult Parents and the co-author of Transformative Teaching: Changing Today’s Classrooms Culturally, Academically and Emotionally will share some great ideas to transform the learning experience.
About MaryAnn Brittingham
MaryAnn Brittingham MS, has a Master’s Degree in Family Counseling and a Bachelor’s Degree with a dual certification in both Special and General Education. She’s the author of Respectful Discipline, Motivating the Unmotivated, Dealing with Difficult Parents and the co-author of Transformative Teaching: Changing Today’s Classrooms Culturally, Academically and Emotionally.
Throughout her 35 years in education, she’s worked as a special education teacher, adjunct instructor at the graduate level, teacher consultant, and has provided counseling services to children and families.
MaryAnn, a behavior consultant and well-known international speaker focuses on social and emotional skill development, effective classroom management and discipline, self-regulation and mindfulness practices. MaryAnn is wholeheartedly committed to helping teachers reflect on and transform their own behavior in order to better serve their students. This passion was the springboard that led her to create her own international business, Brittingham Professional Development Seminars, to provide training that offers hope and inspiration to create a safe compassionate learning environment.
Support the show (https://mailchi.mp/7c848462e96f/full-prefrontal-sign-up)