I first saw The Walking Classroom in a teacher group I was a part of. I work with students with disabilities and I had been looking to find more creative and engaging activities for them. The Walking Classroom seemed like the perfect fit.
I eventually got the program and haven’t looked back since. Most of the podcasts are the perfect length for one of our centers, and it is an easy group to lead and monitor. We routinely listen to podcasts and worked in some of the supplemental materials from the website, and eventually worked our way up to weekly quizzes with much success.
In the year of COVID, it was uncertain how we could incorporate The Walking Classroom into instruction. Luckily, I was able to get access to the Walking Classroom App. This let us continue our tradition of using The Walking Classroom during the school day even while learning from home. We would listen as a group and then respond to the questions in a google classroom quiz. As we transitioned back to in-person learning, we got back to using the devices again.
My students love being able to get up and get moving during the day, and I love what they’re learning while they do it! Their favorites? The biographical podcasts!
Special Education Teacher
Crestwood Children’s Center
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