More About the Author
Marcus Conyers is an author of 20 books and articles including, Positively Smarter: Science and Strategies for Increasing Happiness, Achievement, and Well-being (Wiley, 2015), Innovating Minds: What Students Need for the Future (IAE, 2014), and the forthcoming book, Innovating Minds: Science and Strategies for Increasing Creative Thinking Skills with Wiley. Recent books 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. He is also an author of the upcoming book Mind, Brain, and Teacher Leadership, with Donna Wilson, also published by Teachers College Press. Marcus is also the developer of the Innovating Minds TM program for cultivating creative and critical thinking skills.
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 innovating minds, 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 and heart health through physical activity he enjoys stand-up paddle boarding, running, cycling, strength training, and rowing in the Cambridge town bumps.