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Marcus Conyers is the author of 20 books on improving higher-order thinking skills, creativity, and well-being by putting implications of mind, brain, and education research into practice. Recent titles include the Columbia University Teachers College Press best seller, Five Big Ideas for Effective Teaching: Connecting Mind, Brain, and Education Research to Classroom Practice, with Donna Wilson. This book was featured in the UK Times Higher Education list of recommended books in 2013. Forthcoming titles include Positively Smarter: Science and Strategies for Increasing Happiness, Achievement, and Well-being and Innovating Minds: Using Educational Neuroscience to Increase Creative Thinking Skills, both published by Wiley, and Mind, Brain, and Teacher Leadership, published by Teachers College Press. Marcus is the co-developer of curriculum for the Doctor of Education minor in Brain-Based Leadership and the Master of Science and Educational Specialist degree programs with a Major in Brain-Based Teaching, offered through the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education at Nova Southeastern University.
With his passion for improving lives by cultivating creativity and innovation, Marcus has inspired audiences around the world, including ministers of education in South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, and Ontario, Canada. He has worked in 30 countries, shared strategies with 100,000 leaders and educators, and presented at numerous conferences, meetings, and events such as the Implementation Science Conference at the University of Cambridge as well as those of the American Educational Research Association, the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology, the South African Principals Association, ASCD, NBPTS, NAESP, NASSP, and other groups. Marcus has worked with a broad range or organizations, including Sony, Ford, Philip Morris, Kodak, Barclays Bank, Amoco, Channel 4, Air Canada, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Joint Special Operations University, Florida Atlantic University, and numerous national education organizations. As an advocate for better brain health through physical activity he enjoys stand-up paddle boarding, running, cycling, strength training, and rowing in the Cambridge town bumps.