Action Based Learning Lab Opens at Marshall School

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The following is from Bonita Samuels, Principal of Marshall School:


Action Based Learning Lab Marshall School

Marshall School has launched a new program that focuses on cognitive development and kinesthetic learning through physical activity. The Action Based Learning Lab houses equipment for students to improve learning during and after purposeful movement. The ABL is designed for students to work through a series of stations with their classroom teachers.

The concepts in the Action Based Learning Lab are based on the brain research that supports the link of movement and physical activity to increased academic performance. The Action Based Learning Lab targets the young developing brain ages 4-7 years.

Marshall Principal, Bonita Samuels and teachers Michele Kaesshaefer and Rhonda Wyche recently attended a four-day institute to become Action Based Learning Certified Trainers. They will facilitate staff Professional Development in the coming days. In addition, part of the student learning will focus on beginning neuroscience and provide information on how the brain works.

Jean Blaydes Moize, ABL founder, and Kidsfit, an organization that helps schools incorporate physical activity into learning activities, partnered with Marshall School, Judy LoBianco and the South Orange-Maplewood School District Physical Education Department to equip Marshall School with the training and equipment.

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