Science and Research Behind ABL - 12 Foundations of Learning Readiness Intro
The Science and Research support Action Based Learning
Discover the science and research behind Action Based Learning teaching methodoloy. Understand the 12 Foundations of Learning Readiness and how we can use these to close learning gaps and set student's up for success in the classroom. Learn about the studies that support the use of purposeful movement in the classroom, physical activity throughout the school day, and its connection to learning. Gain valuable insight into the research that helped shape Action Based Learning initiatives in school districts around the world.
Intro to the 12 Foundations of Learning Readiness
Cross the Midline
Body and Space
Eye/ Hand Eye/ Foot Coordination
The Kinesthetic Classroom 2.0 Book
Kinesthetic education is your answer to brain-friendly fun! Discover 100's 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
Thinking on your Feet
200+ Lesson Plans by Jean Moize
Brain research supports the link of movement to learning. Experts are saying that physical activity boosts brain function. Thinking on Your Feet has over 200 lesson plans using kinesthetic teaching strategies to teach academic concepts in reading, writing, math, social studies, and science. The lessons are organized according to Gardner's Multiple Intelligences, basic brain concepts, and national standards in each of the major subject areas. The advocacy information included supports the need for daily quality physical education in our schools. Brain research information and brain game activities give the teacher the basis of how to put learning into action in the gymnasium or classroom with students thinking on their feet!
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Movement that Counts
Movement that Counts byJean Moize
Action Based Learning Lessons for Elementary Math
Research shows us the strong link between movement and math achievement
+ Ability to focus for longer periods of time on difficult math problems (CDC)
+ Increased confidence & lower test taking anxiety (CDC)
By understanding the link between movement and math, ABL is able to apply this research to the classroom to provide student's an advantage in math. These are simple, proven methods delivered in a 1 page format for the educator to easily implement and help students anchor math concepts.
Each lesson uses purposeful movement layered with mathematics to ..
+ To reinforce math concepts & anchor learning in the classroom
+ To prepare the brain for learning new math concepts
+ To prepare the brain for testing
The lessons are designed to be paired with existing curriculum standards, and cover the following math concepts:
ODD AND EVEN
GREATER THAN> LESS THAN<
Science on the Move: The World of Movement
Reading Jogs the Mind
READING JOGS THE MIND BY JEAN MOIZE
ACTION BASED LEARNING LESSONS FOR ELEMENTARY ELA
These are simple, proven methods delivered in a 1 page format for the educator to easily implement and help students anchor ELA concepts.
Brain Based v. Brain Compatible
Part of Action Based Learning is delivering information to students in a brain-based brain compatible way
to ensure better encoding, storage and retrieval of information. Action Based Learning teachers give clear, concise directions, facilitate groups efficiently, celebrate the learning, process what happened in the brain and apply the learning.
Embodied Cognition is an Action Based Learning strategy that uses gestures, actions and motion to explain a concept. The information is stored in several areas of the brain when more of the senses are involved increasing the possibility of retrieving learned concepts.
Each lesson uses purposeful movement layered with ELA concepts to
To reinforce ELA concepts & anchor learning in the classroom
To prepare the brain for learning new ELA concepts
To prepare the brain for testing
The lessons are designed to be paired with existing curriculum standards, and cover the following ELA concepts:
● LETTER RECOGNITION/LETTER FORMATION
● LETTER SOUNDS
● WORD RECOGNITION
● PARTS OF SPEECH
● WORD DEFINITIONS
● CONTEXT CLUES
● STORY TELLING
● READING IS FUN!
● LINKING LITERATURE
Who benefits from Action Based Learning Lessons?
All students can learn. All students’ levels of health and wellness can be improved. Both are dynamic systems that are constantly changing. Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to change throughout our lifetime. Brains can and do change. Because of epigenetics, teachers can have a positive impact on a changing brain by providing a brain-based brain compatible learning environment that fosters optimal learning.
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.
Healthy Body, Healthy Brain by Jean Moize
Healthy Body, Healthy Brain by Jean Moize
Action Based Learning 2021 | Elementary Classroom Activities to support Health and Wellness. Integrate purposeful movement to enhance learning in the classroom! Manual provides hundreds of activities and additional ABL tools and equipment that can be easily implemented into everyday instruction.
HEALTHY BODY, HEALTHY BRAIN MANUAL (70 pg)
Includes 70 pages of activities supporting health and wellness at the elementary level. (PRS-365)
SET OF 8 ACTIVE ACADEMICS CHARTS
Heart Anatomy (PRP-983)
Digestive System (PRP-983)
Muscular System (PRP-983)
Nervous System (PRP-983)
Cardiovascular System (PRP-983)
Food Group Poster (model# PRP-970)
Youth Heart Rate Chart (PRP-960)
SET OF 5 ACADEMIC CARD SETS
ABL Food Group Card Set (model# PRC-930)
ABL Heart Card Set (model# PRC-938)
ABL Exercise Cards (model# PRC-912)
ABL Risk Factor Cards (model# PRC-939)
ABL Locomotor cards (model# PRC-911)
MATS, MUSIC & ABL ACCESSORIES
6 Assorted Bean Bags
6 Cones (VMS-402)
ABL Food Group Mat (PRM-892SM)
Teaching Through Movement
Based on classroom experience, this easy to read book is perfect for the busy teacher who wants to laugh a little while learning the quickest way to incorporate movement in the classroom. She infuses humor while providing simple and quick examples that can make anyone feel successful! Stacey is an Action Based Learning Certified Trainer, with the first kinesthetic classroom in the nation. Her goal is to change today's classroom into one that incorporates movement to enhance learning for all students.
About the Author
Stacey is an Action Based Learning Certified Trainer, with the first kinesthetic classroom in the nation. Her goal is to change today's classroom into one that incorporates movement to enhance learning for all students. She will make this happen by donating 10% of the profits from this book for other classrooms. Fifth-grade math and science teacher by day, she is a presenter and shares her passion for kinesthetic learning with others during the summer. Stacey was nominated for the Mark Cobb Award for Change in 2014 and was Pinckney Elementary Teacher of the Year 2013. A self-professed nerd, she loves taking college classes and has earned her Masters+30. Considering the fact Stacey was the stereotypical daydreamer in class makes this quite an accomplishment for someone who didn't think they were smart enough to be a teacher. When she is not talking about kinesthetic learning, you can find her running (slowly) or riding bikes (faster) with her husband. Her love language is quality time and there is no time better spent than with her family, eating amazing dinners with a glass of grape or two.
Energizing Brain Breaks 2
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
Learning Music CDs:
Hip-Hop AlphaBop 2
Rockin' Reading Songs
Cool Beats That Teach
Movin' 2 Math
Kinesthetic Classroom Poster Set
Complete your classroom or lab with our kinesthetic classroom poster set! Add excitement and energy to your room! Action Based Learning Kinesthetic Classroom posters provide the brain science behind active learning and brain-based benefits. These are a great touch to top off your classroom, and teach your students, positive, healthy lifestyles and learning styles!
Qty sold in the set: 8
Material: 220gsm coated cardstock
Poster dimensions: 13x19"
Brain Facts School Poster Set
Brain Facts Poster Set for School Hallways, Classrooms, Libraries, or resource rooms. This 4-pc Brain Facts Poster Set is perfect for kinesthetic learners. It features vivid, colorful illustrations of neuron structure, sensory pathways, and more - perfect for visual learners getting a hands-on lesson on the benefits of staying active and the effect movement has on the brain. The posters are sure to spark motivation in any classroom.
Add these colorful informational posters to your classroom or lab!
11" x 17"
4pc - Poster Set
Math Lab Poster Set
Math Lab Poster Pack
Integrate purposeful movement to enhance learning in the classroom! Posters provides kinesthetic math activities and act as an additional classroom tools to support action based learning concepts that can be easily implemented into everyday instruction.
Once a month, over 20,000 members receive the ABL report! This is a one page report recapping the latest research studies, whats trending, new facility spotlights, and brain based strategies for working with children.