Gary Anaka is a Special Education Teacher, Author, Brain-Based Learning Facilitator, Advocate for Health and Wellness, and an inspirational Public Speaker.
Gary is the top Brain-Based Learning facilitator in British Columbia today. He has been a certified facilitator since 1997, receiving on-going training from the Jensen Learning Corporation, a world leader in teacher training in the new field of Applied Educational Neuroscience.
Gary has over 32 years of classroom experience in Learning Assistance, Peer Tutoring, Gifted/Enrichment and Study Skills, at the high school level in Canada and Australia. He has presented Professional Development workshops to tens of thousands of teachers, support staff, students and parents in over 50 BC school districts as well as other provinces. He is the author of Your Magical Brain: How It Learns Best. (2nd Edition – 2012)
Since 2006, his presentations have expanded into the new exciting field of Brain Health and Wellness. He believes in wellness through education. In addition to recently presenting in other provinces of Canada, in September 2011, he completed a tour of Denmark. He is the author of a valuable, well received publication entitled Brain Wellness The Secrets For Longevity.
Gary is a dynamic public speaker, famous for his audience engagement, energetic and lively sessions. His presentations are always filled with humour and optimism to support everyone, from babies to seniors, to become life long learners, and to maintain a healthy brain throughout one’s life. His practical suggestions, whether about how the brain learns or how to stay healthy, can be applied immediately in any work or life situation.
He is a motivational speaker and teacher, from the classroom to the conference keynote level, whose sessions have been called, both professionally and personally, life changing.