Chicago native Allie Szczecinski is a special educator, children's book author, social emotional learning coach, and expert on ethical behavior practices. After teaching in special education classrooms in Chicagoland, Allie became a special education consultant and social emotional learning coach for schools hungry for holistic and ethical special education focused programming. She currently works in a public elementary school as a social emotional learning coach and runs the online platform Miss Behavior. With thriving social media communities, an active blog, and hundreds of engaging teaching resources for sale, Allie’s impact is far reaching. Her undergraduate and master's degrees in special education, paired with over 12 years of professional field experience make her a natural go-to resource for all things trauma-informed and behavior focused. She is a sought after speaker due to her hands-on, engaging approach to making social emotional learning and ethical behavior practices tangible. With passion to match her extensive knowledge, Allie brings experience and humanity to topics that can often be tough to tackle.
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“Love her pre-made resources for helping my students add in more positive self talk to their day.”

Keynotes, Workshops, & Sessions: 

Demystifying Social Emotional Learning

Keynote Talk


This presentation uncovers the often complicated assumptions regarding social emotional learning through research driven definitions and tangible examples. We discover together how social emotional learning is a Tier 1 intervention that can be woven in throughout the subject areas to give students the foundation they need to holistically succeed in school. 


  • Define social emotional learning
  • Watch how research has evolved to support the necessity of explicit SEL in schools
  • Explore and understand the CASEL competencies that make up SEL
  • Learn concrete ways to incorporate SEL across the school day as a Tier 1 intervention

        Making Sense of Emotional Disabilities

        Keynote Talk/Breakout Session


        This presentation defines the often misunderstood disability label of emotional disabilities (also known as behavior disorders). We unpack the definition and criteria as laid out from IDEA and discover what that means for our students, and leave with tangible, applied strategies for reaching some of our toughest learners. 


        • Define emotional disability
        • Address common myths and misconceptions
        • Learn tangible, applied strategies for student engagement
        • Learn tangible, applied strategies for de-escalation
        • Learn tangible, applied strategies for connection

                Price Range:
                $500 - $1,499