Our coaches might recognize the whole-brain learning principles, like engaging all senses, speaking to both the left and right parts of the brain by using written as well as visual aids, technical as well as emotive material. We use some of the strategies in effective communication too, like telling stories, using common langauge, evoking participation, providing the ‘what’s in it for me’ upfront.
After I learnt about whole-brain learning, I realized why I remember things from movies so well while I sucked so bad at remembering other things, like my chemistry textbook and telephone numbers. I find myself better able to remember lines, characters and theme songs even better than people’s names! Movies are great learning experiences because they engulf you visually, aurally, tell compelling stories and evoke your emotions. Not to mention the whole thing is fun, and people are often in good states while watching a movie