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
Minion Movement Chair
The minion movement hair is the answer for children's seating anywhere there's a wiggle and giggle. Designed with an anti-burst exercise ball, these chairs will put a little bounce in how every child sits. The ball is covered in mesh fabric and also includes a pump.
Available in two sizes
Elementary: 17" H
MS - Adult: 23" H
Weight limit: 250lbs
Materials: Designed with a plastic ball, 100% polyester fabric, and 2MM thick steel legs
Hearing a steady beat and keeping a steady beat develops the internal dialogue, that little voice inside your head.This inner dialogue starts around 3-5 years old by hearing/listening to human voices (talk, sing, pitch).Internal dialogue is necessary for acquiring receptive and expressive language.
These concepts aid the brain in auditory discrimination by sounding out letter sounds and words in a receptive language and discriminating words in spoken language.
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.
This high top portable teacher stool is a great addition to our standing desks. One-on-one teaching is an exceptionally effective approach to instruction customized to the needs of the student. Adding our Teacher Stool will allow for one-on-one teaching in your classroom!
Dimensions: 25” x 25” x 47”
Sold Individually and upholstered in black for easy maintenance and cleaning.
Tactile Stepping Pathway (set of 8)
Work on balance while walking on the raised and rigid tactile pathway. Children learn their spatial awareness while balancing. Balancing activities challenge the brain to adjust its spatial orientation using the proprioceptive system. Balancing helps aid the brain to place words on a page, to read from left to right and to write patterns in sequence. Activities that involve balancing help the brain to anchor information and improve memory retrieval.
Table Top Add-On
If you need a standing desk but are on a budget then this product raises the bar. This add-on table allows you to stand while at your standard height table!
The scooter stool is a fun way to incorporate alternative seating in the classroom! It can be used underneath a traditional desk, under a standing desk, or by itself for reading! It allows the student comfort and freedom of movement within their desk area! The portability of the scooter allows teachers to rearrange their classroom with ease and even more to different classrooms with no problems.
W 17" X D 15" x H 20-25"
Commercial Grade Designed for High Frequency Use in Classroom Settings
5 1/2" height range adjustment
Pneumatic seat height adjustment allows for quick and easy adjustment students can do themselves!
Product weight: 12lbs
NEW Color options available
Your student will work on his/her motor skills while working on problem-solving. Reef rescue makes problem-solving fun for kids! Fine motor development is related to the ability to draw, write, and participate in routines such as eating and dressing. Fine motor movements of the hands are coordinated with perceptual information provided through movements of the eyes.
Padded Scooter Board
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.
Neuroconnector Set (4 boxes, 3 bridges, and a patterned walking mat
Spatial Awareness Tactile Response - Adapted Box and bridge set also includes an extra large patterned walking floor mat and poster set. The boxes and bridges are designed for encouraging children to partake in numerous walking "patterns" as outlined by the floor mat.
Includes 4 boxes, 3 bridges, and a patterned walking mat
Monkey Eye Tracker Station (includes bean bags)
Our Monkey-See eye tracker station helps to increase visual stamina for test taking. There are muscles in our eyes that focus near and far and muscles that allow us to track left to right and up and down. These muscles should be strengthened in the same way as our arm muscles. Eye tracking exercises strengthen the muscles in our eyes to increase the length of time that eyes can focus on reading.
Tour a Local Action Based Learning school!
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.