I used the Walking Classroom in an afterschool program. My group this year was transitioning from Spanish to English. If you’ve ever tried to use a new language, you know how exhausting it is to put so much thought into expressing yourself in even the most basic ways. By the end of the school day, my students are ready to retreat from communication challenges.
The Walking Classroom was a perfect fit for this group. The physical outlet was a great stress reliever and because only receptive language was needed, students were able to relax and enjoy the content.
After each walk, we discussed the content using their first language to reinforce the main ideas. I look forward to using this program next year.
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