The pedal desk is designed specifically to put the brain and body into its most optimal learning state.
Promotes Low intensity steady state movement (LISS), crossing the midline, optimizes blood flow and oxygen to the brain, & Activates BDNF, coined "Miracle Gro" for the brain by Dr. John Ratey. BDNF activates the brain in the process known as neurogenesis- the growth of new brain cells.
Pedal Desk Features:
Manufactured in the USA - Action Based Learning is the Manufacturer of the Original Pedal Desk. All Pedal Desks are steel welded and built for high frequency use in school settings. Desks are designed to hold up against even the most "active" students. Includes 10 yr direct from mfg extended warranty and factory direct pricing.
Designed specifically for children to support proper posture and movement appropriate for elementary age students.
Silent, non distracting movement
Rear Foot Levelers can be adjusted for all floor types, and can accommodate uneven floors
Adjustable Seat Height
Adjustable Tabletop Height
Tabletop lies flat for reading & writing in the classroom
Optional Tabletop Upgrade: Swap out the standard blue tabletop color for Markerboard Tabletop!!
Movement is user powered, there is no resistance on elementary pedal desks. Based on brain research, adding a certain level of exertion during the learning process can actually work to counteract the benefits of moving. The Pedal Desk for elementary students is designed to activate Low Intensity Steady State Movement (LISS). To learn more about LISS, view the Science and Research behind Action Based Learning)
Children with pedals under their desk can work their legs in a motion similar to a bicycle, while participating in classroom discussion, or doing their classwork.
Students participate in partner work. While one child pedals, their partner stands on a balance board on the opposite side of the pedal desk.
Teachers use the pedal movement to engage students in countless activities! For example: Students answer questions during instruction by either pedaling forward, backward, pausing, speeding up, or slowing down pedaling!
Start the morning off right with a brain booster! Have students warm-up their brains with a Walk & Talk session ( suggested classroom activities provided by author Shoecraft, Lengel, Moize in ABL Books & Manuals)
#1 most popular desk in elementary classrooms
Outfit an entire classroom with multiperson pedal desks, and various movement stations (video below) or start with1 single pedal desk into your classroom & implement rotation schedule for all students to benefit from the movement!
Desk is user powered, making movement optional! Although rare, students not interested in moving, have the option to relax and listen in class!
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.