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.
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
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
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!
Meet with your ABL Expert for a tour of a school near you! Checkout an Action Based Learning Lab or Kinesthetic Classroom in Action! Allows educators the opportunity to talk with principals, teachers (and students!) to learn more about ABL.