I teach pullout classes to third through fifth graders at two schools. My students love having the opportunity to get out of the classroom and go for a walk. The bonus is that The Walking Classroom’s podcasts are so very engaging and cover so many topics relevant to what we are already studying in class.
I love the excitement my students have when they find out we are going out to use The Walking Classroom. They ask to use it every day and would be thrilled if we could go out for every subject! The discussions they have after listening to the podcasts are interesting. I can tell they were engrossed in the podcast by their questions and answers!
Being able to share healthy habits with my students like walking will hopefully instill the desire to continue such practices as they grow. I can always see a difference in their ability to focus after a nice walk. Even my most active students can stay focused better.
My goal is to keep my students excited about learning. The Walking Classroom definitely does this! I love being able to incorporate movement into our learning!
Archer Elementary & Allen Jay Elementary