I teach at a Title I school (federally funded). In my homeroom, I have mainly minority students, who range from a first-grade reading level to an eighth-grade reading level. Most lie within or below the 50th percentile for reading (below grade level). Additionally, many students are homeless, live in single-parent homes, and/or are challenged by food shortages, and many have had no exposure to technology.
With The Walking Classroom, the achievement gap is coming to a close. My students have grown in proficiency. They often say, “I remember that from the podcast!” Not only are my students growing academically, but I have also seen a change in their attitudes towards both exercise and education.
Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!
4th/5th Grade Teacher