Over the past few months, my fourth graders and I have greatly enjoyed using The Walking Classroom. Recently, my school finished an outdoor walking track around our playground. My students have absolutely loved getting outside to listen to the podcasts while walking on our new track!
As a teacher, I am always looking for ways to increase engagement in the classroom and make learning exciting. The Walking Classroom definitely does just that. My kids are always ready for our next walking adventure. It is amazing just how much they retain from the podcasts and can recall not only just for our quiz afterwards but days later during other discussions.
The physical education teacher at my school is also a key player in helping us get our walks in. He discusses daily the need for exercise and movement, and he encourages students to be up and moving by having them wear pedometers to count their steps. Our kids undeniably love The Walking Classroom because they want to get their steps in and join his 100-mile club before the end of the school year!
4th Grade Teacher
Midland Elementary School