This book is the sequel to the popular Energizing Brain Breaks. Each of the 50 new activities will get your body moving and help you re-engage in your task. These brain breaks can be used re-energize yourself, your students, your colleagues, or your audience.
By: Scott Miller
Rock N Roll Songs That Teach
Movin' To Math
Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance.
In SPARK, John Ratey, MD embarks upon a fascinating journey through the mind-body connection, illustrating that exercise is truly our best defense against everything from depression to ADD to addiction to menopause to Alzheimer's. Filled with amazing case studies (such as the revolutionary fitness program in Naperville, Illinois, that has put the local school district of 19,000 kids first in the world of science test scores), SPARK is the first book to explore comprehensively the connection between exercise and the brain. It will change forever the way you think about your morning run.
Soul Man Rubber Bands
Jean Blaydes Moize uses these giant rubber bands in her "Soul Man" activity to increase upper body strength.
***minimum purchase of 2 bags*** Price Per Unit $9 x (qty 2 bags) = $18
The Kinesthetic Classroom
Drawing on cutting-edge research, this inspiring book shows how to integrate movement with classroom instruction, providing hundreds of activities that improve attention spans and student learning.
By: Mike Kuczala & Traci Lengel
The Kinesthetic Classroom 2.0 Book
Kinesthetic education is your answer to brain-friendly fun! Discover hundreds of practical, clearly explained movements and activities that rev up your teaching and spark optimal learning. This extensively researched 4-part framework of activities promotes an energized learning environment where mental and emotional growth is met with physical, social, and cognitive engagement. With little or no equipment and minimal planning time, this updated guide will help you:
Find tips and information to initiate, manage, and organize a kinesthetic classroom
Build a cohesive and safe learning environment that adapts to grade, fitness, and ability levels
Enhance neural connections with 90-second activities
Implement activities for use in teaching core academic content along with music, art, and health
By: Mike Kuczala & Traci Lengel
ABL Academic Card Sets [Individual Sets]
These card sets are the perfect addition to your classroom or lab! Academic Cards are highly recommended to enhance your existing ABL stations! Great for layering academics with your ABL ladder, carts, mats, & wall mounts.
Card sets are waterproof, built for high frequency use & will not rip with heavy use, printed in full color on Xerox Commercial Grade Paper - Each Pack includes a full classroom set of (30+) cards.
ABL Academic Card Sets - Elementary
These card sets are the perfect addition to our classroom cart! They include a full classroom set (30+) cards to use in your classroom. They also accompany our ABL Learning Ladder to add another fun element to learning!
The card sets are printed in full color on Xerox never tear paper - they are waterproof, and will not rip with heavy use.
Science and Research Behind ABL - 12 Foundations of Learning Readiness Intro
The Science and Research support Action Based Learning
Intro to the 12 Foundations of Learning Readiness
Cross the Midline
Body and Space
Eye/ Hand Eye/ Foot Coordination
Classrooms on the Move Instructional Guide
Kinesthetic Furniture and flexible seating are leading the way to a new age of learning to optimize student performance. Traci Lengel, best-selling author, and Jenna Evans, classroom educational specialist, team up to combine over forty years of experience to deliver this detailed instructional guide for implementing alternative furniture into learning environments for students of all ages and abilities. This book provides suggestions for programs that are just getting started to ones that are ready to progress to the next level with minimal to considerable furniture choices. In this guide you will find:
Abundant research that supports this innovative direction
Ideas for acquiring furniture including classroom set-up and designs
Helpful hints for transitioning students and redefining the learning space
Strategies and techniques for classroom management regarding safety, usage, and organization
Recommendations for classroom applications and practices
This book introduces the concept of “Teaching with Pride” while utilizing Kinesthetic Furniture to: build community connections, refocus and develop the brain/body, increase academic achievement and enhance student’s physical well-being. This comprehensive resource is a must-have for those who are ready to redesign the modern-day classroom while taking learning to the next level!
By: Traci Lengel & Jenna Evans
Classroom Door Graphic
Use ABL custom door graphics to create an optimal learning environment for you and your students! Add excitement and energy to your classroom, hallways, and common areas! Made with 3MM commercial grade adhesive vinyl. Can be customized to show your school's logo!
Spinning or "scooting" on our scooter board helps children develop receptive and expressive language. This is where they learn to receive, interpret, and express language.
Padded scooters come with a lifetime warranty.
Heavy duty bearing wheels.
Reading Balance Boards Set
Reading balance boards are a great choice for teachers who want to incorporate movement and learning on a small budget. Use the balance boards in your "reading" corner or let partners stand on the balance boards while reviewing flashcards!
Sold in sets of 5
Dimensions: 15.75” diameter & 3.75” H
Whaler Sensory Board
The whaler sensory board is textured with waves and bubbles on the surface to provide children with tactile stimulations to feet. The ergonomic board is designed for young children ages 1.5+ to either sit in or stand on for a fun rock balancing game. The grooved waves design on the back can prevent finger trapping injuries.
Yoga Wall Station
Make yoga for kids, fun! ABL Yoga Wall Station activates and strengthens the brain body connection, while targeting areas in the brain that increase focus and attention. Yoga Wall Activities aid the brain in anchoring information, improving memory, & preparing and refocusing the brain before a test.
Dimensions: 60x60Why is Mindfulness Important and Relevant in the Classroom?
Mindfulness aids the brain in anchoring information and improves memory retrieval, preparing the brain to take a test, and combining many skills for higher level thinking. Mindfulness, as often described in young children, is the practice of paying attention in a very special way. It teaches children to build an awareness of oneself, others, and one's surroundings. Specifically, mindfulness training can help with observing, detachment, and self-compassion.
The balance rope is 6 foot long. The 2" round polypropylene rope provides a more challenging walking surface than a traditional flat beam, increasing the balance difficulty for all ages.
Why are gross motor skills important?
Gross motor skills are important to enable children to perform everyday functions, such as walking, running, skipping, as well as playground skills (e.g. climbing) and sporting skills (e.g. catching, throwing and hitting a ball with a bat). These are crucial for everyday self-care skills like dressing (where you need to be able to stand on one leg to put your leg into a pant leg without falling over).
Gross motor abilities also have an influence on other everyday functions. For example, a child's ability to maintain table top posture (upper body support) will affect their ability to participate in fine motor skills (e.g. writing, drawing, and cutting) and sitting upright to attend to class instruction, which then impacts on their academic learning. Gross motor skills impact on your endurance to cope with a full day of school (sitting upright at a desk, moving between classrooms, carrying your heavy school bag).
Flexible and versatile 2" diameter 6" circumference textured poly rope.
Length 6 ft.
Rainbow River Stones
Get ready to have a fun filled time with these soft play stones! These soft, tactile stones enhance vestibular balance, promotes movement, coordination, and activates muscle development. Have your student walk on these colorful rainbow river stones while learning to balance! Using movable balance objects allows for different patterns and distance between objects. This creates problem-solving and motor planning opportunity.
Each set includes [3pcs]- RED, YELLOW, GREEN
High Five Jungle Wall Station
The High Five Jungle was designed to challenge the child to cross their physical midline. Simply stated, cross their left hand to the right side of their body (crossing the midline) and crossing their right hand to the left side of their body (again crossing the midline). The children should be standing facing the wall with the midline of their body lined up with the brown line on the chart. The activity is to place their hands starting at the bottom and working their way up the chart on top of the corresponding hand print.
Animal Round-up Wall Station
Help give kids strength and endurance with our animal round-up poster! Performing different animal walks allow children to gain muscular strength and endurance while having fun. Each animal walk strengthens a different muscle group and allows for movements in different directions, different levels, and eventually different heights.
Developing gross motor skills is an essential part of childhood! Motor activities not only get the kids moving and having fun as well as release energy, but they also are responsible for supporting sensory regulation. Animal walks are fun can be done anywhere at any time so they are easy ways to include proprioceptive and vestibular input within the child’s regular daytime activities.
A fun tool designed for students to experience both the physical and neurological benefits of jumping. The boomer board aids in the improvement of: endurance, rhythm, core strength, body awareness, balance, and can be used to work on all 12 foundations of Learning Readiness! The silent, non-distracting motion allows for a reprieve from the traditional classroom setting. Activities are endless! Strategies are teacher friendly, time efficient, and most importantly make learning fun!
Research shows that purposeful movement prepares the brain to learn, and creates an optimal environment for students.
Action Based LearningSensory Hallway Setshelp students focus by encouraging them to be active on their way to class, using activity maps and colorful pathways throughout the hallways.
ABL Sensory Hallway Sets are considered one of the most cost effective and efficient ways to impact every child through movement. Reach more students, and allow Action Based Learning strategies to be practiced daily. Hallway graphics are designed to allow educators to customize the ABL Sensory pathto fit all spaces, and varying grade levels. Each set allows students to practice the critical foundations necessary to prepare the brain to learn.
These are 100+ piece commercial grade decal sets that can be placed throughout your school, on the floors and also the walls to create a play/learning environment outside of the classroom! Each set allows plenty of options for moving through the 12 Foundations and many more elements to be creative and create a fun learning environment.
Looking for items that are easily portable and take up little space? Rainbow Cone Sets are ideal for an action based learning lab, classroom, or youth fitness room! Portable, easily customizable- switch out instructional drill cards, with academic cards, station instructions, or directional signs for easier classroom rotation.
Included in Set:
(6) Rainbow Commercial Grade Cones
(1) Set of Drill Cards - Elementary Level
(1) Set of Academic Cards - Elementary Level
Green Rocking Turtle Shell
The rocking turtle shell is designed with safety and fun in mind! The bottom has a smooth curve to prevent children from getting hurt when they rock from side to side.A perfect addition to any classroom, lab, or even for home use! Kids love this bright colored shell and they can play with the turtle shell multiple ways.
507 Reading Rocking Turtle Shell
Flip Chart Attachment
Industrial Grade - for desks/cardio equipment - Also available as an iPad holder