Action Based Learning™ Complete Lab Manual

In-depth curriculum for young students enhances movement and learning skills.


This convenient 72-page paperback action-based learning textbook for gym teachers includes 6 stations for progressive learning, including spatial awareness and movement, visual motor control, vestibular development, and more. It meets national physical education standards helps teachers incorporating action-based learning into class.

Action-Based Learning

The concepts in the Action Based Learning™ textbook (Madigan, Hess) are based on brain research that supports the link of movement and physical activity to increased academic performance. The lab targets the young developing brain. However, this manual can also be used to improve the performance of all ages and abilities.

The manual is a series of progressions and stations, each designed to prepare the brain for input and processing. Students develop coordination, spatial awareness, balance, directionality, and visual literacy as they roll, crawl, spin, twirl, creep, and bounce. Each station provides students with better self-esteem, self-awareness, and social skills.

Based on Research

The text is firmly rooted in a significant amount of research by neurological experts. It is brain and body compatible, kid- and teacher-friendly, and time-efficient. The comprehensive program includes curriculum based on national academic standards for pre-K through second grade levels. Included are explanations, directions, supporting research, videos, DVDs, music CD, equipment lists, and training support.

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