Supporting character development and social-emotional learning, The Walking Classroom also can be used for differentiating instruction, to meet the needs of diverse learning styles. The Walking Classroom has plenty to offer beyond the academic and physical benefits of the program!
Character Values and Social-Emotional Learning
Every podcast we listened to was a delight for us . . . The character education components they heard on the podcasts were being echoed by myself in the classroom. The material I chose for us to listen to was relevant to our learning and relevant to their lives.
– Julie Pirtle, North Carolina
I love how there are so many topics to discuss with the character values . . . We have learned so much from these podcasts and getting the kids outside to pair exercise and learning has been so much fun. We walked all year, even in the snow!
– Connie Michael, Montana
It is a neat program because it adds an extra element that none of our curriculum has — even in science and social studies, it is supporting health and character development.
– Shelly Friszell, Cailfornia
Supporting Differentiation and Varied Learning Styles
I teach in a school that exclusively serves students with disabilities – emotional disturbance and autism in particular. Having access to this program has greatly enhanced the learning of my class. Many of them are below grade level in their reading abilities and more struggle to sit in class for long term. This program has allowed all of my students to engage in the curriculum while having appropriate access to movement.
– Katherine Brennan, New York
The Walking Classroom works very well with all my students and have been very effective to use with my low performing students and my special needs students.
– Sheree Doman, North Carolina
I highly recommend The Walking Classroom to students of all backgrounds and languages. My students feel empowered while walking and listening, and this modality addresses multiple intelligences and learning styles while promoting good health habits and aligning with our walking program that we do in conjunction with Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. Thanks again for this opportunity!
– Sarah Laurens, Michigan
This program has really helped me reach students and differentiate learning!
– Stacey Mitchell King, Ohio
I was impressed by the program. I extended the use of the program to also use it for the ADHD students in my classroom. When they could not focus, I would let the students use the Walking Classroom podcast and the students would immediately be able to focus. Many students asked to use TWC during class.
– Jamie Owens, Florida
Love this modality to share with the learners in my classroom who do not fit traditional learning classrooms.
– Suzanne Morgan, Nebraska
. . . and Some Other Benefits Too!
The opportunity to walk and then talk about specific topics provides a learning relationship that is sometimes challenging to develop in the regular classroom setting.
– Andrea Roberts, Pennsylvania
My kids loved the walking classroom. One of my “behavior” friends would ask when we were going to do another one. It was great to help my kids move and learn at the same time.
– Wendy Manning, Tennessee
The difference in this school year and last is that I serve over 400 children per week (kindergarten to 5th grade) and for every kid to THOROUGHLY enjoy TWC is delightful.
– Turquoise Lejeune Parker, North Carolina
My students loved the Walking Classroom. The minute they saw the day’s schedule and Walking Classroom on the board , they cheered. As a teacher, to hear my students’ excitement for a lesson was music to my ears.
– Judith Pacheco, California