The Walking Classroom In The News
Published in The News-Gazette in Champaign, IL
Thursday, 10/29/2015 | By Nicole Lafond
How does walking help you learn?
Over two months into the school year, not only are 90 percent of Lori Bullock’s fifth graders at Cerro Gordo Elementary passing their tests, they’re a little more physically fit, too. Thanks to a $2,400 donation, the students now get to go on walks twice a week to learn material for class through a program called the Walking Classroom. …
The News-Gazette surveyed the Cerro Gordo fifth-graders about the new learning practice, asking: How does walking help you learn?
“I like the walking classroom because I like to learn and I like to exercise, so it’s two things I like turned into one great thing, like a sandwich.”