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.
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!
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.
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 Classroom Cart - Elementary
Elementary Carts are portable and assist in creating a school wide environment of Action Based Learning!
ABL offers two types of Carts:
Standard Elementary Cart: Recommended for those who are already operating an existing ABL Lab within their school. Looking to bring Action Based Learning beyond the lab? The standard cart is a direct extension of the work the students are doing inside the ABL Lab! The equipment is versatile to accommodate many grade levels, and allow students of varying capabilities to practice the 12 Foundations of Learning Readiness. VIEW CONTENTS
Grade Specific Cart: Recommended for those with or without an ABL Lab. A budget friendly and efficient way to implement Action Based Learning Strategies at each grade level. Portability means only 1 cart necessary per grade level! Encourages teacher collaboration. These carts include ABL equipment and support materials geared specifically for each grade level. Support materials include Academic Charts, Cue Cards, Activity Guides, Academic Mats, and ABL accessories and equipment that can be quickly pulled off the cart and used in the hallways, classroom & common areas for quick purposeful movement activities that prepare the brain to learn throughout the day!
Why are purposeful movement activities important?
Neuroscience shows the relationship between the brain and body plays a critical role in the child's overall development and ability to learn. Research shows, practicing specific movements, can strengthen these connections and improve reading, writing, memory tasks, & allow children to absorb & retain information more efficiently.
What types of purpose movement activities are critical to learning?
There are 12 critical areas necessary for a child to develop in order to achieve their full academic potential. These are called the 12 Foundations of Learning Readiness:
1- Crossing the Midline - Cross Lateralization
2- Body in Space - Vestibular/Proprioception
3- Balance - Spatial Orientation
4- Visual Development - Encoding Symbols
5- Rhythm - Beat Awareness and Beat Competency
6- Tactile Learning- Sensory Motor and Fine Motor Skills
7- Motor Skills - Locomotor and Nonlocomotor Skills
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.