With all the changes (and challenges!) COVID-19 has introduced, The Walking Classroom remains a reliable constant to supplement and support student learning. No matter the situation — in-school learning with physical distancing, remote learning or hybrid learning — teachers tell us The Walking Classroom is there for educators and students!
In-School Learning with Physical Distancing
Entering a new school year where things are not to be shared among students, and not knowing the level of activity my kids are going to miss out on, I think the Walking Classroom will be even more relevant during my school day. This is an easily socially distant tool that we will be able to implement.
– Kelsey Gravalin, North Dakota
I’m sure we’ll use it even more as we will be teaching and learning outdoors more often.
– Lori Girouard, Maine
In light of COVID-19 precautions going forward, I will look to utilize The Walking Classroom even more as it will be easier to maintain social distancing outdoors.
– Katherine Brennan, New York
I am so excited to have the Walking Classroom especially as we talk about cutting recess time next year due to social distancing. My kids can still get out for exercise, but in a fun way where I know they will keep the distance.
– Kathleen Butler, California
My students truly enjoy The Walking Classroom! I look forward to using it more regularly this coming school year as social distancing will be in place.
– Holly Peters, Texas
TWC for Remote Learning
When we had to start teaching from home, I was so thankful for the availability of the podcasts for my students.
-Julie Zamarripa, Colorado
It was helpful to have some of the podcasts on the website to share with students during this time of school closures.
– Jennifer Oliger, California
I did like the online free versions that were released and I was able to share for home use.
– Kayla Reader, Arizona
The Walking Classroom Mobile App helped during remote learning. Thank you!
– Chad Davis, North Carolina
I used the free podcasts for remote learning with my students!
– Stephanie Williams, North Carolina
The Walking Classroom will be very useful this year with our students and remote learning.
– Angela Webb, Tennessee
Thank you for making the podcasts available during distance learning!
– Kathie Yonemura, California
I am excited to offer The Walking Classroom at home for my new students. It will be important for their emotional and physical health.
– Jennifer Ledbetter, Tennessee
Thank you for releasing the free podcasts and the app for free this summer! This will allow some of my students to continue to access the program when we’re out of school!
– Kari Lawson, Tennessee
I can’t wait to try Walking Classroom in remote learning. It will really help to keep kids engaged.
– Samara Storms, California
. . . and for Hybrid Learning
The Walking Classroom is going to be a foundational part of our approach to addressing the challenges that we are facing with split sessions due to the pandemic next year.
– Dana Letts, Ohio
This coming year, I will be teaching fifth grade science in a hybrid model to start the year (Group A coming Mondays and Tuesdays/Group B Thursdays and Fridays). The tips you (and other teachers) provided for this situation gave me some great new ideas. I can’t wait to start using The Walking Classroom again in an even more powerful way.
– Kim Collazo, North Carolina
With the certainty that there will be a need for some form of distance learning, I would love to allow students who are not able to connect to the internet to learn by something other than another packet of worksheets. Regardless of their life situation, I want to make sure that my students do not fall behind and have the same opportunity to reach their potential. The Walking Classroom can help me achieve this.
– Jennifer Dunn, Kentucky
Thank you for supporting changing needs of teachers and students during this pandemic. Greatly appreciate it!
– Terri Cobian, Minnesota
Teachers Tell Us TWC Works for All Approaches
With all the changes, I am looking forward to making The Walking Classroom a major part of my instruction this year.
– Paige Langston, North Carolina
Now more than ever with our COVID restrictions and change of instruction, The Walking Classroom will provide teachers with the perfect tool to implement with a variety of options too.
– Susan Isner, West Virginia
The WalkKits and The Walking Classroom App will truly be an asset this school year as it relates to planning face-to-face, remote, and hybrid lessons.
– Tanya Robinson-Freeman, North Carolina
With the possibility of more online learning and lots of other changes in the fall, I am hoping to incorporate The Walking Classroom in some new ways.
– Kristina Tutt, Missouri