Dr. Daniel G. Amen, MD

Brain Imaging Experts & New York Times bestselling author

Dr. Amen is a physician, psychiatrist, teacher, and a multiple New York Times bestselling author. He is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost experts on applying brain imaging science to clinical psychiatric practice. He is a board certified child and adult psychiatrist and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is the medical director of Amen Clinics, Inc. in Newport Beach and Fairfield, California, Bellevue, Washington, and Reston, Virginia. Amen Clinics have the world's largest database of functional brain scans relating, totaling more than 63,000 scans. The clinics have seen patients from 90 countries.

Dr. Amen is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He has presented his work around the world. He is widely regarded as a gifted teacher, taking complex concepts in neuropsychiatry and imaging and making them easily accessible to other professionals.

Dr. Amen is the lead researcher on the world’s largest brain imaging/brain rehabilitation study on professional football players, which not only demonstrated significant brain damage in a high percentage of retired players, but also the possibility for rehabilitation in many with the principles that underlie his work.  

Together with Pastor Rick Warren and Drs. Mark Hyman and Mehmet Oz, Dr. Amen is also one of the chief architects on Saddleback Church’s “Daniel Plan,” a 52 week program to get churches healthy, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Dr. Amen is the author of 42 professional articles, the co-author of the Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry’s chapter on Functional Imaging in Clinical Practice, 28 books, including three New York Times bestsellers: Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Magnificent Mind At Any Age, and Change Your Brain, Change Your Body.  He is also the author of Healing ADD, Making A Good Brain Great, Healing the Hardware of the Soul, and co-author of Unchain Your Brain, Healing Anxiety and Depression and Preventing Alzheimer’s.  

In 2011, Random House will release his latest book, The Amen Solution: Brain Healthy Ways to Lose Weight and Keep It Off.  In February 2012, Random House will also release Dr. Amen’s Upcoming book, Use Your Brain to Change Your Age (tentative title).

Dr. Amen is the producer and star of 5 highly popular shows about the brain, which have raised more than 33 million dollars for public television.

A small sample of the organizations Dr. Amen has spoken for include: the National Security Agency (NSA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), Harvard’s Learning and the Brain Conference, The Million Dollar Roundtable, Retired NFL Players Summit, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the Supreme Courts of Delaware, Ohio and Wyoming. Dr. Amen’s work has been featured in Newsweek, Parade Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Men’s Health, and Cosmopolitan

Dr. Amen is married to Tana, the father of four children, grandfather to Elias, Julian, Angelina, Emmy and soon Liam.  He is an avid table tennis player.

Web-site: www.amenclinics.com

Prof. Arthur L. Costa

Professor of Education at California State University

Arthur L. Costa is an Emeritus Professor of Education at California State University, Sacramento.  He is Co-Founder of the Institute for Habits of Mind and Co-founder of the Center for Cognitive Coaching. He served as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, and an assistant superintendent for instruction and as the director of educational programs for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He has made presentations and conducted workshops in all 50 states as well as on six of the seven continents

Art has written and edited numerous books, including Techniques for Teaching Thinking, The School as a Home for the Mind, and Cognitive Coaching with Bob Garmston. He is editor of Developing Minds: a Resource Book for Teaching Thinking and co-editor of the Process as Content Trilogy, the four book developmental series, Habits of Mind, Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind and Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum.. His bookshave been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Spanish and Dutch.

Active in many professional organizations, Art served as president of the California Association forSupervision and Curriculum Development and was the National President of Association for Supervision andCurriculum Development, from 1988 to 1989. He was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from theNational Urban League in 2010.

Web-site: www.instituteforhabitsofmind.com

Mr. Eric Jensen

International Renowned Educator of Brain – Based Learning

Eric Jensen began his teaching career in San Diego, CA as an English teacher at the middle school level. His love of learning has been a lifelong passion. While most of his classroom experience was with middle school students, he has taught at every level, including three universities. Eric's academic background is in English, and he is currently completing his Ph.D. in Human Development. He is an active member of the Society for Neuroscience and the New York Academy of Sciences. Eric co-founded the first international brain-compatible learning program in 1982, now with over 50,000 graduates and has authored 26 books on the brain and learning including Teaching with Poverty in Mind, Teaching with the Brain in Mind and Enriching the Brain.

1957-67 California Public Schools, graduate, San Clemente High, CA (1967)  
1967-1972 San Diego State University B.A. English (with distinction)
2004- Present… Fielding Graduate Univ.  (PhD. candidate, Human Development)


Workplace Experience:
1972-1979 Private education teacher (reading and study skills for middle and high school) Wood School
1979-1982 Director, Learning Dynamics Study Skills Center
1979-1982 Adjunct faculty, University of San Diego, Education Dept.
1982-1988 Extension faculty, University of California at San Diego Education Dept.
1983-1985 Adjunct faculty, National University, Education Dept.
1982-1987  Co-founder/Educational Director of SuperCamp
Residential academic enrichment skills program
1995-2009 Adjunct Faculty, San Diego State University
1996-2006 Co-founded The Brain Store (Publishing Company)
1997-present Co-founder, Jensen Learning Corp. Currently serving as President, CEO
2007-present Corporate partner Temporal Dynamics Learning Project (UCSD)

Journal Publications
Jensen, E. (1996) "Brain-Compatible Learning” International Alliance for Learning, Summer 1996, Vol. 3 #2.  IAL, Encinitas, CA.
Jensen, E. (1998) “How Julie's Brain Learns” Educational Leadership, Vol. 56, No.3, Pgs. 41-45, November, ASCD.  Alexandria, VA.
Jensen, E.  (2000) “Brain-Based Learning—A Reality Check” Educational Leadership April, Vol.57, No.7, Pgs. 76-79,  ASCD. Alexandria, VA
Jensen, E. (2000) “Moving with the Brain in Mind” Educational Leadership November, Vol. 58, No.3, Pgs. 34-38, ASCD. Alexandria, VA
Jensen, E. (2001)"Fragile Brains" Educational Leadership, November 2001, Vol. 59, No. 3, Pgs. 32-36 ASCD. Alexandria, VA
Jensen, E. (2001) “The Science of Arts” Principal Leadership, November, Vol. 2, No. 3, pgs. 10-16. NASSP, Reston, VA
Jensen, E. (2003) “How Julie’s Brain Learns” Cable in the Classroom, March. Pgs. 14-17.
Jensen, E.  (2006) “The Social Context of Learning” (2006) In: The Praeger Handbook of Learning and the Brain, Sheryl Feinstein, ed. pgs. 452-456. Praeger, Westport, CN.
Jensen, E.  (2006) “Do Anything Better” (2006) O (Oprah) Magazine. Nov. Pg.117-118. New York, NY.
Jensen, E. (2008) “A Fresh Look at Brain-Based Education” Phi Delta Kappan Magazine, February, Volume 89 • Number 6, pgs. 408-417.
2008 “Exploring Exceptional Brains” in: The Brain and Learning (intro by Kurt Fischer). Pgs 385-404. Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Imprint. San Francisco, CA
Jensen, E. (2008) "The Effects of Poverty on the Brain." Paper submitted for: Brains R Us: The Science of Educating, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA. March 3, 2008

Publications  (books)
1979 You Can Succeed. Barron's Educational Series, Inc., NY.
1988, 1995, 1998, 2008 SuperTeaching.  Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, CA
1991, 1996 Student Success Secrets Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., NY.
1994 The Little Book of Big Motivation  Ballantine/Fawcett Books, NY
1994 The Learning Brain    Turning Point Publishing, Del Mar, CA
1995, 2007 2nd ed. Brain-Based Learning & Teaching (Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, CA
1996 Completing the Puzzle Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, CA
1996 Bs and As in 30 Days Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., NY.
1996 Bright Brain  (Video Enrichment Program) Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, CA
1997, 2007 (2nd ed.) Introduction to Brain-Compatible Learning Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, CA
1997 , 2004, 2nd ed., Brain-compatible Strategies Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, CA
1998 Trainer’s Bonanza Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, CA
1998 Sizzle & Substance Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, CA
1998 (revised, 2005) Teaching With The Brain in Mind Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA
1999 The Great Memory Book (with Karen Markowitz) Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, CA
2000 Music with the Brain in Mind, Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, CA
2000 Learning with the Body in Mind, Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, CA
2000 Different Brains, Different Learners, Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, CA
2001 Learning Smarter (with Mike Dabney) Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, CA
2001 Arts with the Brain in Mind, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA
2002 A New View of AD/HD.  Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, CA
2002 Environments for Learning. Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, CA
2003 Tools for Engagement. Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, CA
2005  Top Tunes. Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, CA
2006 “7 Discoveries from Brain Research” (DVD) Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, CA
2006  Enriching the Brain. Jossey-Bass/Wiley, San Francisco, CA
2008 Fierce Teaching. Corwin Press. Thousand Oaks, CA
2008 SuperTeaching Corwin Press. Thousand Oaks, CA
2008 Deeper Learning (w/ LeAnn Nickelsen) Corwin Press. Thousand Oaks, CA
2009 Enriching the Brains of Poverty DVD: Jensen Learning, San Diego, CA
2009 Different Brains, Different Learners (revised ed.) Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, CA
2009 Teaching with Poverty in Mind, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA

1983 Outstanding Young Man of America Selection
1999... San Diego Book Award for best “How-to” book
“The Great Memory Book with Karen Markowitz
2000… San Diego Book Award for best "How-to" book
"Different Brains, Different Learners"

Media Appearances
Jensen has appeared on over 250 television and radio stations, both domestic and international including CNN. Articles on his work have appeared in USA Today, CNN, Wall Street Journal and major educational journals such as Education Leadership, Education Week and PDK International, Phi Delta Kappan.

He’s currently a member of the Society for Neuroscience, The President’s Club at Salk Institute of Biological Studies, NY Academy of Science, American Psychological Association and International Mind, Brain and Education Society. Jensen is on the Advisory Board for Body, Mind and Child in Barnstead, New Hampshire

Currently a partner and consultant in the Temporal Dynamics Learning Center Project at UCSD (http://tdlc.ucsd.edu/news/article.php?id=1021). This project involves over 50 scientists and affiliates to bring neuroscience into the classroom.
Currently Master Trainer and Consultant to the Association of Brain-based Learning in Education in Hong Kong. This is the first long-term brain-based program focusing on classroom pedagogy in Asia (http://www.brainbased.net/index-english.htm).

Web-site: www.jensenlearning.com/index.php

Prof. Robert Swartz

Director of the National Center for Teaching Thinking USA

Robert Swartz is Director of the National Center for Teaching Thinking, USA. He received his doctorate from Harvard University and is an emeritus faculty member at the University of Massachusetts at Boston.  He has worked extensively over the past twenty five years with teachers, schools, school districts, and colleges internationally in staff-development projects on restructuring curriculum and instruction by infusing critical and creative thinking into content teaching. He has developed a series of lesson design handbooks, Infusing Critical and Creative Thinking into Content Instruction, co-authored by a number of educational practitioners, K-12, published a large number of articles about teaching and assessing thinking, and has acted as a thinking skills testing consultant with the National Assessment of Educational Progress in the USA. He is presently a member of the organizing committee of the International Conference on Thinking (ICOT). His most recent work, of which he is the lead author of a team of five, is Thinking-Based Learning, published in 2007.

Web-site: www.ntcc.net

Mr. Chung Po Yang

SBS, OBE, JP, co-founder of DHL International

Mr. CHUNG Po Yang (alias, Po CHUNG) co-founded DHL International in 1972 and is the Chairman Emeritus of DHL Express (HK) Ltd. He is also the Chairman of both The Hong Kong Institute of Service Leadership & Management and The Good Life Initiative Limited.

He has a Bachelor Degree (1969) in Fisheries Management from Humboldt State University, California, and a Master of Fine Art Degree (2006) from The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University. He is a Visiting Professor at The Hong Kong University's Business Department, teaching MBA and EMBA courses, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The University of Macau. He is a fellow member of Thunderbird School of Global Management and Honorary Advisor for the Advanced Development Academy of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Mr. Chung was a member of the Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council and the Hong Kong Logistics Development Council. From 1989 to 1997, Mr. Chung was a member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and from 1999 to 2002 he was a member of the Hong Kong Tourism Board. He also served as the Chairman of the Hong Kong Arts Centre, the Vice Chairman of the Ocean Park Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Management Association. He was a trustee/governor of the Chinese International School, and served as a Member of the Board of Overseers at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, California.

In 2001, Mr. Chung stepped away from the commercial world and entered the education domain. In January 2006, Mr. Chung spearheaded the creation of the Centre for Asian Entrepreneurship & Business Values (CASEBV) at the University of Hong Kong, and has taught a course in Entrepreneurship in the years since.

Mr. Chung has been sponsoring the placement of 20 Fulbright scholars, a program administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. This highly prestigious group of scholars is the U.S. Government's flagship academic exchange effort, holds on behalf of the United States Department of State. Over a four-year (2008–2011) initiative, these academic leaders will assist and advise Hong Kong's eight universities on their development of a General Education Program, to be launched when the region's universities change from a three-year to four-year undergraduate degree academic term.

Mr. Chung is the co-author of "THE FIRST 10 YARDS – The 5 Dynamics of Entrepreneurship and how they made a difference at DHL and other successful startups" and <草根创业的5项修炼>. His latest book <落力退休> ("My entrepreneurial retirement journey") was published in July 2010.

Mr. Chung has been the feature speaker on corporate culture at various symposia organized by the Pacific Rim Forum, Business International, Business Week International, Young Presidents Organization, Hong Kong Management Association, China Management Association in Taiwan, Singapore National Productivity Board, Credit Suisse, The Hongkong and China Gas Co Ltd, Li & Fung, HKTDC, TEDxPearlRiver, various graduate schools of business, just a few to name.

Mr. Chung launches a one-day program called The Good Life Initiative Seminar which helps people design a happy, purposeful and fun-filled retirement.

As a philanthropist, Mr. Chung founded and funded the Creative Initiatives Foundation, an organization that has helped more than 50 non-profit organizations in Hong Kong to review and often redefine their vision and mission. Mr. and Mrs. Chung have rebuilt over 25 broken down school buildings in remote areas of China.

As a professional artist, Mr. Chung has had solo exhibitions of his paintings in Hong Kong, Paris, Venice, Macau (sponsored by the Government of Macao) and Germany. In 1989, he was awarded the Art Patron/Promotor of the Year by Hong Kong Artists' Guild.

In 1995, Mr. Chung was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE), in recognition of his commitment to the arts community. In 2002, the Hong Kong Government awarded Mr. Chung the Silver Bauhinia Star for distinguished service to the logistics industry. Mr. Chung was conferred the 2008 Beta Gamma Sigma International Honoree and in December 2008, Mr. Chung received The University of Hong Kong's Honorary University Fellowship. In March 2009, he received an Outstanding Third Age Citizens Award. Most recently (in May 2011), a Doctoral degree of Fine Art honoris causa was conferred to him by Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University.

Ms. Anson Chen

Managing Director-Institute of Brain & Mind Education

(Cert. Ed., B Ed., M. Ed.) She is currently taking the Doctor of Education Program offered by the University of Western Australia. Since 2007, she has worked as Education Consultant and Project Manager with different HK primary and secondary schools in adopting Brain-based Learning, Habits of Mind and Thinking-based Curriculum Design impacting teachers’ pedagogy and students’ learning.

She has been a frontline English Language teacher for over 16 years and taught classes ranging from Secondary 1-7. In 2002, she was awarded the Certificate of Merit from the Government of the Special Administrative Region Education Department in Hong Kong as having attained Level 4 or above in the Language Proficiency Requirement for English Teacher.

Since 2004, she and her husband have become the first teachers to be certified as International Brain-Based Trainer by Jensen Learning Cooperation and in 2007 Anson was recognized as a “Habits of Mind” Trainer in Hong Kong by Professor Arthur L. Costa, the founder of “Habits of Mind”.

International Recognition:

Tel: 852 - 2264 0883
Mob: 852 - 9663 0666 (Anson Chen)
Fax: 852 - 2263 0383
Mailing address: 1/F, Blk.G, Clearwater Bay Gdn., Tai Au Mun, Sai Kung. N.T.

English Language Consultant, Project Manager and/or Staff Development Training
2007-2011 Creative Primary School (4-year)
2008-2012 MKMCF Ma Chan Duen Hey Memorial College (4-year)
2009-2010 Lui Ming Choi Lutheran College (1-year)
2007-2008 Chan Shu Kui Memorial School
2008 The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE)
2010-2011 Man Kiu College (1-year)

Brain-Based Learning and Habits of Mind Staff Development Trainings:

Media Appearance
Has appeared on various internet and radio station programs:
Hong Kong Education City: http://www.hkedcity.net/teacher/teachertv/play.phtml?channel_id=1&program_id=10
English ETV program: Teacher Development Series – English Language Learning through Drama

Co-authored various books with Mr. Ricky Chan including “Know about your brain, empower Learning”, “Developing Effective Pedagogy with Brain-Compatible Strategies” and “A New Perspective to Reviewing Classroom Teaching”

Web-site: www.brainmindinstitute.net

Mr. Ricky Chan

Co-founder & Principal Trainer – Institute of Brain & Mind Education

Ricky was awarded the master degree of Education and the master degree of Educational Research Method by the University of Western Australia. He is the Chairman of the Association of Brain-based Learning in Education and served as the project manager, principal trainer, guest speaker, part-time tutor and education consultant of different sections of Education Bureau, Tertiary Institutions, Primary and Secondary Schools in Hong Kong.
Since 2004, he and his wife have become the first teachers to be certified as Brain-Based Trainer by Jensen Learning Cooperation and in 2005 Ricky was recognized as a “Habits of Mind” Trainer in Hong Kong by Professor Arthur L. Costa, the founder of “Habits of Mind”.

International Recognition:

Tel: 852 - 2264 0883
Mob: 852 - 9101 9696 (Ricky Chan)
Fax: 852 - 2263 0383
Mailing address: 1/F, Blk.G, Clearwater Bay Gdn., Tai Au Mun, Sai Kung. N.T.

Web-site: www.brainmindinstitute.net

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