Change Your Brain Kickoff


Experienced teachers know each student is unique in the way they learn and respond to educational techniques.

On Sept. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m., educators and parents are invited to the free “Change your Brain, Change Your Life Before 25” kickoff at Corban University’s Psalm Performing Arts Center. The event features two nationally recognized experts in brain development and education who will give participants tools they can immediately use with their students.

The speakers include renowned physician and psychiatrist Daniel Amen M.D., who pioneered the use of brain scans to study neural pathways in the brain and how they relate to human behavior. The second speaker will be Corban Assistant Professor of Education Jesse Payne, Ph.D., who has worked with Amen and used his experience as a classroom teacher to create the “Making a Good Brain Great” curriculum. Payne’s new book, “Change your Brain Change Your Life Before 25” will be released in July 2014.

“When you have a child who has ADHD and can’t sit still or focus on one thing, it can be frustrating for a teacher whose brain is wired for structure and control in the classroom,” Payne said during a Teachers as Brain Changers workshop in April. “I want teachers to understand how their brain functions and the impact it has on their students. I also want to give them strategies to understand how students learn in their classrooms.”

During the kickoff, teachers, counselors and administrators will be able to hear more about monthly training for teachers and counselors and how they can receive a graduate credit from Corban by completing the program.

Corban University is located at 5000 Deer Park Dr. SE in Salem. For more information visit or email Payne at

  • Educators are invited to the free "Change Your Brain, Change Your Life Before 25" kickoff on Sept. 18.