Bring Eric Jensen to Your School

About Eric Jensen

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Eric Jensen is a former teacher and educational leader who grew up in San Diego, California. Jensen’s M.A. is in Organizational Development and his Ph.D. is in Human Development.

For over two decades he has synthesized brain research and developed practical applications for educators. Jensen has authored over 29 books including 3 bestsellers. His books include, Teaching with Poverty in Mind,Tools for Engagement, Engaging students with Poverty in Mind, Turnaround Tools for the Teenage Brain, Poor Students Rich Students and Different Brains, Different Learners.

Jensen is a member of the invitation-only Society for Neuroscience, the President’s Club at Salk Institute of Biological Studies, and the New York Academy of Sciences.

Jensen is a difference-maker, named one the top 30 global gurus in education. He co-founded and led four million-dollar companies including the first and largest brain-compatible academic enrichment program. SuperCamp is now held in 16 countries with over 65,000 graduates.

Experience in Teaching

Eric Jensen has classroom experience teaching reading and study skills. Most of his experience is at the middle school level, but he has also taught demonstration classes at the elementary and senior high school level. Additionally, he has taught for three universities as an adjunct professor in both education and business.

Clients

Jensen’s list of clients includes schools in 10 countries, a dozen Fortune 500 Countries and presentations in 40 states as well as three branches of the military. Jensen was the original Training Director and Lead Facilitator at SuperCamp, now known as Quantum Learning. He was the MetWest’s Master trainer in Australia and the Master Trainer with the Hong Kong Brain-based Initiative.

Honors

1983: Outstanding Young Man of America Selection
1995: Selected for Who’s Who Worldwide
1998-present: Member, New York Academy of Sciences
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”

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Education
1967 – California Public Schools, graduate, San Clemente High, CA (1967)
1972 – San Diego State University B.A. English (with distinction)
2009 – M.A. Organizational Development – Fielding Graduate Univ.
2014 – Ph.D. Human Development, Fielding Graduate Univ.

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
2013 Tools For Engagement DVD: Jensen Learning, San Diego, CA
2013 7 Discoveries from Brain Research that Impact Education DVD: Jensen Learning, San Diego, CA
2013 Turnaround Tools for the Teenage Brain: Helping Underperforming Students Become Lifelong Learners,
Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Imprint. San Francisco, CA
2013 Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind: Practical Strategies for Raising Achievement, Association for Supervision &
Curriculum Development (August 28, 2013)
2014 Bringing the Common Core to Life in K-8 Classrooms with LeAnn Nickelsen, Solution Tree Press, IN
2016 Poor Students, Rich Teaching: Mindsets for Change, Solution Tree Press, IN

Notables

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.

Memberships

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

Projects

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).

Charitable Contributions

Eric and Diane both contribute time to the community in different ways. In addition, the Jensens have generously donated tens of thousands of dollars to neuroscience research at seven research sites including the President’s Club at the Salk Institute of Biological Studies in La Jolla, California. This fund provides private, discretionary options enabling scientists to respond quickly to areas of greatest need without having to wait for public funding for urgent projects.

Eric Jensen Customized Teacher Workshops.
How to Make it Happen:

Often organizations send their staff to Eric Jensen’s in-depth 2, 3, or 4-day workshops for in-depth training. This can bring convenience and considerable savings to your organization.

However, for a variety of reasons, such as large numbers, urgency or the need for a customized program, it may make sense to have Eric Jensen come directly to your school or organization to work with your staff. He can bring the passion and energy to the instruction as well as practical strategies that can be used the very next workday.

Undoubtedly, you have high standards and plenty of pressures in your job. You don’t need more uncertainty. After all, in the world of staff development, there are few guarantees. But with Eric Jensen, you can absolutely depend on a first class trainer who will:

  • Engage your audience
  • Provide a polished 1st class session
  • Practice what he preaches
  • Make the message relevant
  • Get consistently high evaluations

Many would say that Eric Jensen is a pioneer in the field of brain-compatible learning. He cofounded the world’s first brain-compatible academic residential program in 1982 (Quantum Learning and SuperCamp) and was the founder of the first educator conference on brain-based learning (Learning Brain EXPO). His teacher training programs have reached over 65,000 teachers and his student programs have reached over 50,000 learners.

He’s a longtime member of the Society for Neuroscience, an invitation-only association of researchers. He’s an active member of The New York Academy of Sciences and the President’s Club at the Salk Institute of Neuroscience, one of the highest rated neuroscience research facilities in the world. Most importantly he’s got a real love of learning, and has been a classroom teacher, an adjunct university professor and corporate trainer.

When To Contract Eric Jensen

Usually, you’ll need to book 4-12 months in advance. There are exceptions, so be sure to ask. The summer months are of course the busiest, so book those far in advance.

How Much Does It Cost?

Each job is bid separately. Factors include 1) Location: whether the work is international or domestic or simply hard to get to, or 2) Content: how much new advance preparation is needed and number of days. More days booked means you pay less per day. If you book multiple pograms over several years, you save even more money. Expenses are 100% built into the a single “ inclusive” price, so the price you are bid is the total of what you pay.

You will also get the best results when teachers have time to really learn, absorb and try out the strategies over time versus a “one-shot” To see an ideal 3-year school improvement plan format, click here.

What If Eric Jensen Is Not Available?

There is an extended certification program for applicants in Eric Jensen’s training program to become trained. This rigorous program includes trainings, journaling, references, video and written exams. If Eric Jensen cannot do the work you request, we will recommend one of his certified, well-trained associates. There are only a few in the world who have qualified and maintained their high quality standings. We’ll give you their number and you’ll work directly with them, not through Jensen Learning. Not every person does every topic. But some do other topics (ones Eric does not do) that you may be interested in having for your staff.

How Do I Make Arrangements?

Do not call Eric Jensen directly. Instead contact Diane Jensen. Her phone number is (808) 552-0110 or email her a at diane@jensenlearning.com.  She’s usually in Monday through Friday, 9-5pm, Pacific Standard Time.

After she listens to your needs, she’ll fax you a “bid” sheet of information. You’ll fill it out and fax it back. She’ll evaluate the information you have sent to her and let you know as soon as possible if the work you request can be done. Sometimes, she may suggest alternative dates. If your needs are urgent and she’s not available, please leave a detailed message including your name, phone, fax number and email address.

We are sorry that Eric’s schedule doesn’t allow him to do every presentation that’s requested of him. If he is able to work with you, we can promise that he’ll do a terrific job.

What Is Expected of You as a “Sponsor?”

You will be asked if you want to hold the date as a ‘tentative’ or as a ‘confirmed’. Only if it’s confirmed will Eric Jensen actually save, block off and guarantee the date. To save a date requires a signed Jensen Learning contract. Both parties will agree on the topic, date, compensation and location.

You’ll also agree that you’ll do the following:

  1. provide the number of participants that you estimate
  2. hold the event on the date agreed upon
  3. use a “learning friendly” venue. This means having refreshments for the participants in the morning and afternoon. It means a large, well-lit room. It means you’ll have the workbooks ready and the catering set.
  4. have a powerful data projector with backup available. Big screens provide better visibility, so find the biggest one that you can.
  5. provide an audiovisual support person
  6. provide the check for the presentation fees at the close of the presentation.
  7. agree to support the efforts with follow up in the form of books, other workshops or staff meetings

These are typical of your responsibilities. Eric Jensen promises to be on time, be prepared, to do what you ask and more, and produce a terrific presentation each and every time.

Contact Numbers

Diane is the person! If you have interest, questions or comments, you may e-mail Diane Jensen at diane@jensenlearning.com.
Her phone number is (808) 552-0110 (after 9am Pacific Standard Time).

I have worked in education for 37 years (special ed, general ed, principal, assistant special ed director). Eric hit the heart and soul for me. My gaudy goal is to change the mindset of our special education teachers (kids can’t learn, they have a disability). I will work very hard to get funding to have Eric and Diane come to the Wenatchee Valley in Wahington state.

Thanks is such a small words for the enormous impact and spark you provided! – Patti Eggleston, WA

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Eric Jensen understands the need for educational leadership and the urgency to reach students who are hard to reach. Everyone matters. Eric Jensen does an excellent job explaining the “why” students and teachers behave. -Tammy Newcomb