One of the best things about being part of The Walking Classroom is the love. Yes, that’s right! Every day is a chance to feel the love — to hear or read about positive experiences with the program. A whole lot of that love, and some pretty glowing recommendations (if I do say so myself!) come from teachers and students currently using the program. And as Valentine’s Day approaches, there’s no better time to share the love. Enjoy these sample snippets from the many thank you notes we’ve received this school year.
What the Teachers Tell Us . . .
“Our students face many struggles in their lives, and The Walking Classroom has allowed us to not only teach academic content, but the lifelong skills of being healthy and living a healthy lifestyle.” — Cassie Hetzel, Wyoming
“Thank you so much for the joy you have added to our entire grade level! Many things are ‘optional’ in our lesson plans, but listening to a podcast and taking a walk outside never are!” — Toni Lehman, North Carolina
“My favorite part is how I’m able to connect the podcasts to our curriculum. As we’ve studied the Southeast region in social studies, we’ve listened to podcasts about Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad, and slave life. Thank you for helping to bring our curriculum alive!” — Jenny Carlisle, Illinois
“My students love the program and beg to take a walk every day. I am deeply impressed with this program, and I love that it covers so many topics in a variety of academic areas.” — Laycie Bushey, Michigan
“The content of the podcasts is spot on and aligns wonderfully with the North Carolina standards and teaching objectives. The quality of the podcasts and ancillary resources make The Walking Classroom user friendly for teachers. I am so impressed with the introductory slideshows, the videos, and especially the Google Forms for assessment!” — Martha Howell, North Carolina
“My students are listening intently and having lively discussions about the podcasts when we return to class . . . After 24 years of teaching, I can truly say it’s one of my favorite programs.” — Susan Camarena, California
“This program has really sparked excitement in many of my students that have a hard time concentrating and focusing sitting in the classroom. Using the podcasts helps give background knowledge of what we are learning, as well as building upon what we have learned already.” — Kristen Puckett, North Carolina
“What I have loved most about The Walking Classroom is that ALL of my students are able to utilize the kits. I teach a wide variety of students – all of whom are able to benefit from The Walking Classroom lessons.” — Sarah Richardson, Virginia
What the Students Tell Us . . .
“I love The Walking Classroom, it gives me time to learn in peace. It really helps me understand the topic more.” — Grace, North Carolina
“We all love doing The Walking Classroom. It makes us calm and relaxed.” — Mollie, Alabama
“The Walking Classroom also helps me to get stress out and work better in class . . . it gets the blood in my body flowing and it helps my brain because it pumps oxygen to my brain which makes my brain work better.” — Mysiah, North Carolina
“The Walking Classroom follows the topic that we’re learning. If you can’t read, you don’t have to read, you just have to listen. And if you don’t get a topic, it teaches it again to you.” — Heidi, New York
“The thing I love is that The Walking Classroom teaches you things for life.” — Ivan, Mississippi
“My favorite part of The Walking Classroom is that the podcasts can help me relax. A bunch of weight goes off my shoulders!” — Bekah, West Virginia
“I like them because we get good exercise while learning. That’s what I call ‘productive multitasking’!” — Jurney, North Carolina
“My favorite podcast is Native American Constellations. It helped me with my Native American project. I got 105% on it!” — Maddie, Michigan
“The Walking Classroom is great fun . . . our knowledge is probably growing in our heads!” — Victoria, New York
“It is the greatest thing invented since . . . ever!” — Jeff, North Carolina
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