Add more physical activity to the classroom!
The research is clear. If we want students to succeed academically, we need to teach them to take care of their bodies and encourage them to do so. Physical activity in the classroom not only helps kids stay healthy and strong, but it can also contribute to higher test scores, improved attendance, better behavior in class, enhanced leadership skills, and a lifetime of healthy habits.
The Walking Classroom not only helps students learn and retain more information, it helps improve their health literacy and build healthy habits.
How does it do it?
›› Listen to a sample podcast on the Human Body’s Slimy Shields (with a brief introduction in Spanish)
›› Download the Human Body’s Slimy Shields Lesson Plan
But does it work?
Yes! Follow the links below to learn more.
- Read the results of a research study by researchers at UNC-CH that confirms the impact of walking on learning
- Read about the science behind The Walking Classroom
- Read success stories from some of our Walking Classroom adopters
- Read student comments about The Walking Classroom
- Check out our most recent year-end survey results