“Just a handshake and eye contact at the door raises dopamine levels, which is a feel-good neurotransmitter in the brain…”
Welcome to episode 143 of The PE Umbrella podcast!
Joining me Under the Umbrella this week is the co-author of the bestselling book ‘Kinesthetic Classroom‘, international speaker and all-around Move and Learn rockstar, Mike Kuczala.
I have followed Mike for such a long time over social networks and only recently plucked up the courage to ask him on the show, and boy am I glad that I did! When it comes to speaking about Movement and Learning, Mike is THE person to speak with. Once he begins speaking, you are compelled to listen and soak up everything that he shares. During this episode, I focus in particular on the critical role that movement plays in both teaching and learning and the varies strategies that are shared in ‘The Kinesthetic Classroom’. Mike takes us on a journey through the Brain-body connection, how to best prepare the brain to learn, creating a safe space for the mind and the beauty of Physically Active Learning.
If you want to broaden your learning and enhance your teaching, whether you teach primary, secondary or simply PE, you won’t want to miss this episode and the insights that Mike shares. Not to mention some actionable takeaways that you can try right now with your students!
so what are you waiting for? Come on over and join us Under the PE Umbrella.
Check out his awesome TedX talk below too!
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