It’s easy incorporating TWC into my health and p.e. classes. I plan and implement cross-curricular lessons using The Walking Classroom. The program’s podcasts help me to introduce or review health, science, character, and social studies units with my students.
Students learn more than the lessons from the podcasts! Using TWC gets my health and p.e. students to learn (and practice!) good listening habits. It also gives them an opportunity to work on staying focused.
In addition, I encourage the practice of good social skills. After listening to the podcasts, students take turns sharing with their classmates verbally what they have learned about in the podcast.
The program allows me to give my students some very important leadership roles and skills too.I hold students responsible for checking to make sure WalkKits end up back in the right case, turned off, and in numerical order!
Last year was the first time my school met growth on End-of-Grade testing. I believe incorporating TWC and students’ active participation made a difference!
Physical Education/Health Teacher
Union Intermediate School