- St. Jerome Catholic School
- Action Based Learning
Action Based Learning™ is based on brain research that strongly supports the link between movement and learning. Its aim is to increase the health, wellness, and education of students through movement, as well as fill developmental gaps. Students engaged in Action Based Learning™ show improved memory retention, increased focus and attention, improved grades, and fewer behavioral issues. Teachers incorporate ABL concepts into their classrooms, which may include flexible seating options and opportunities for purposeful movement throughout the day. The St. Jerome School ABL Lab, which is run by a trained ABL facilitator, is an integral part of ABL practice, and is designed to prepare the brain for learning. Each active learning station in the lab applies what we know about the brain body connection by focusing on the 12 foundations of Learning Readiness: Cross Lateralization, Body in Space, Balance, Motor Skills, Hand/Eye/Foot Coordination, Physical Fitness, Visual Development, Tactile Learning, Rhythm, Cardiovascular Fitness, Problem Solving, and Self Management. In addition to 30 minutes of PE and 30 minutes of recess per day, students in Pre-K 4 through 5th grades visit the ABL Lab at least once during the school week.