Students return from walks in better moods, more focused, and more likely to engage in post-walk discussions!
Educators frequently report that they see better student engagement and that students are motivated to learn in the classroom after walking, listening, and learning with a Walking Classroom podcast. Physical activity not only helps kids stay healthy and strong, but it can also contribute to higher test scores, improved attendance, better behavior in class, better engagement and motivation, and a lifetime of healthy habits.
“The program is great! Students REALLY took to it immediately, and student engagement was way up. Thank you!” — Robert Amses, teacher, CA
“[The Walking Classroom] helped me understand important concepts and allowed me to focus better on the idea. It helps me learn what I could not understand during regular lessons.”— Harper, 4th grader, FL
So how does The Walking Classroom help build student engagement?
›› Listen to a sample podcast on The Boston Massacre
›› Listen to more sample podcasts
›› Download the Boston Massacre 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