Training in Motion
How to Use Movement to Create Engaging and Effective Learning
Author: Mike Kuczala
Pub Date: June 2015
Print Edition: $32.95
Print ISBN: 9780814434949
Page Count: 224
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814434956
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Learners need to move. No doubt you’ve noticed when training participants get antsy: shifting in their seats, restless, their attention drifting away. When you ignore the innate human desire for motion, participants learn less.
Far from a necessary evil employed during breaks to keep learners from falling asleep, physical movement can be used to increase retention, reinforce concepts, and energize an entire session.
Packed with activities and based on the latest neuroscience research, Training in Motion shows you how to:
• Manage learners’ physical and emotional states to increase engagement and bolster memory
• Use posture, physical gestures, and other movements to command interest
• Employ quick physical breaks to efficiently refocus trainees
• Turn lackluster sessions into high-achieving learning environments
Practical and accessible, this one-of-a-kind book gives you the tools and exercises you need to keep participants motivated, and ensure that they apply what they’ve learned long after leaving the classroom.
MIKE KUCZALA is President of Kuczala Consulting, and the Director of Instruction for the Regional Training Center, an educator development firm. He has designed or co-designed three of the most successful courses in RTC’s history—all incorporating movement into training. Connect with Mike at:
Advance Praise for Training in Motion:
“This book will take you on a deep dive as you explore the critical importance of incorporating movement into learning and presentation opportunities. I have personally seen the results of incorporating Mike’s discoveries in our company’s presentations and sales opportunities. Without hesitation I can tell you: Read the book… Then read it again and incorporate it in all your endeavors.” —Chris Heinly, President and CEO, L&H Companies
“Offers extremely helpful and valuable tips to involve movement to help us learn.” —Tom Strauss, President, Irwin Ventures, LLC (Former Owner and Operator of Emotion Kayaks)
“Training in Motion provides a truly refreshing, relevant, and very effective approach for improving presentations and training efforts by incorporating the benefits of movement. The phenomenon of movement as a powerful presentation technique is undisputable. Well researched and with his own extensive experience, Mike has pulled together an insightful and valuable resource.” —Scott R. Carpenter, CEO, Savor Street Foods, Inc.
“His methods can transform the way we learn and retain new information. A must-read!” —Patrick J. Shields, Owner/President Fromuth Tennis
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