I use The Walking Classroom with my fifth grade homeroom students to teach social studies, science and language arts. because the program covers plenty of concepts. And, since I have a class filled with English Language Learners, the chance to practice listening skills at the same time is awesome!
Just as I enjoy walking while listening to podcasts, so do my students. My students enjoy walking while listening to the Walking Classroom lessons!
After listening to the podcast, we often stay outside and discuss its content. Then, when we return to class, students complete the comprehension quizzes provided by The Walking Classroom. Using the quizzes is helpful because the results give me data on who is getting the information. In addition, the quizzes reveal who needs to continue to learn to listen better.
The Walking Classroom allows students who have different strengths (like listening) to shine. It also provides other students (those who need to work on their listening) with a way to practice. This way, they too can grow their listening skills.
The Walking Classroom has made a real difference in my classroom of English Language Learners!
5th Grade Teacher
St. Elmo Elementary