Whether you are currently an instructor or want to be one, this is your guide! Mike Seeklander has been instructing professionally for more than fifteen years and has taken his success and blueprinted a set of processes that will help anyone who teaches anything become better at it. This book will teach you those processes.
While Mike's primary experience is in firearms, tactics, and defensive tactics instruction, the system he uses and teaches is applicable in any instructional environment. No matter where and what you teach, these universal principles apply to you, and this book breaks them down into actionable components.
If you are a new or aspiring instructor, this book is a must read for you!
"A melting pot of lessons learned in reaching our most precious asset, our students!"
"Inspirational! A testament to a man who has risen to the top of his profession,.....this book is a must read for anyone who wishes to teach, mentor, coach, or lead others."
"Mike Seeklander is truly one of the most professional voices in the training community today. Not only is he personally an articulate communicator, but he also has an ability to help others convey information effectively to their own audiences."
Included in the book is:
SECTION I: WHY WE INSTRUCT
CHAPTER 1: MY GREATEST RESOURCE 15
CHAPTER 2: WHAT MAKES A GOOD INSTRUCTOR 21
SECTION II: THE ART OF INSTRUCTION
CHAPTER 3: HOW WE LEARN 27
CHAPTER 4: THEY WANT TO LEARN FROM YOU IF... (INSTRUCTOR CREDIBILITY) 37
CHAPTER 5: BARRIERS TO LEARNING (THEORY OF A MISS) 47
CHAPTER 6: E.D.I.P. (WHAT-WHY-HOW) 75
CHAPTER 7: P.E.S.O.S. AND THE REAL SECRET TO INSTRUCTING ... (SELLING 101) 85
CHAPTER 8: THEY WANT TO CONNECT TO YOU IF... (COMMUNICATION 101) 97
CHAPTER 9 THEY'LL WANT TO EAT NAILS IF... (ENERGY IS EVERYTHING) 109
CHAPTER 10: LEADERSHIP IN THE CLASSROOM by BRAD DELAUTER 115
CHAPTER 11: INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS (LESSON PLANS, INSTRUCTOR GUIDES, ETC.) 127
SECTION III: MANAGING A RANGE
CHAPTER 12: SAFETY IS KEY 145
CHAPTER 13: TRAUMA MANAGEMENT FOR THE ARMED CIVILIAN 149
CHAPTER 14: MANAGING THE RANGE ENVIRONMENT 159
CHAPTER 15: WHEN IN CHARGE, BE IN CHARGE (CONTROLLING THE LINE) 163
CHAPTER 16: LEADING OTHER INSTRUCTORS 169
CHAPTER 17: CHALLENGING YOUR STUDENTS 171
SECTION IV: INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT AND TIPS
CHAPTER 18: INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT 177
And much more!
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About the Author
Previously, Mike was Chief Operating Officer, Director of Training, and a Senior Instructor at the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, OK. He was directly responsible for the development of more than fifty firearm-training programs.
Prior to that, as an employee of the federal government, Mike had served as the Branch Chief and Lead Instructor for the Firearms division with the Federal Air Marshal Service as well as a Senior Instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (F.L.E.T.C.), the premier federal training facility in the U.S.
Mike has extensive formal training and experience in all phases of military and law enforcement training and is a highly sought after defensive and competitive trainer.
Currently a nationally ranked competitor on the practical handgun competition circuit, Seeklander has authored/produced instructional books, DVD's and has developed hundreds of lesson plans specifically related to both basic and advanced firearms training.
Mike is the recipient of numerous awards and honors in the law enforcement community, and as a semi-professional shooter. Mike is the current I.D.P.A. BUG (Back up Gun) national champion and winner of the 2011 Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships production division title. The United States Practical Shooting Association currently ranks Mike as a Grandmaster. Having competed in the shooting sports nationally, Mike adds to this experience with more than 15 years of experience in various martial arts holding multiple ranks including a Black Belt in Okinawan Freestyle Karate.