“Are we doing Walking Classroom today?” That is the question that I hear most when my students walk through my door. My students, as well as myself, truly enjoy the Walking Classroom!
We incorporate it into our 90-minute ELA block. Many times, I am able to correlate The Walking Classroom podcasts to our non-fiction texts. One of my students’ favorite podcasts is the one on idioms. After hearing the podcast, several of my students were able to really make the connection of what idioms really stood for and they managed to come up with examples too!
Another podcast that is a favorite is the podcast on Abraham Lincoln. We just finished reading Martin Luther King, Jr’s. speech. My students were able to connect the Emancipation Proclamation, that was mentioned in King’s speech, to the podcast about Lincoln. Of course, one of my students noticed that there happened to be a podcast on the Emancipation Proclamation too. Guess what podcast we listened to next?
I get so excited when my students can make connections with what they hear in our Walking Classroom!
Belen Middle School
Barbara Watson says
I also incorporate the walking classroom into my ELA block. My students love walking. We just departmentalized at my school, so now I only teach ELA and Social Studies. Instead of enjoying a walk with just my own class, I get to go out 3 times a day – once with each of my groups of students. Makes it even better. I also enjoy that the podcasts can enhance our social studies curriculum so much.