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Keep Learning on Track with Free Educational Podcasts at Home

These are crazy times. With schools closed and parents and caregivers scrambling to keep their children's learning on track, simple resources that keep afterschool students active and learning while they're home can have multiple benefits—for everyone.

Educational podcasts that students listen to while walking can be a great help. So, we've made available 26 of our podcasts and lesson plans free of charge.

Please share with parents and caregivers!

Access all 26 educational podcasts and lesson plans here.

Research has shown that when kids listen to these podcasts while walking, as opposed to listening while sitting, they actually learn more of the lesson and retain more information. Teachers report that the physical activity energizes them, improves moods, and even helps calm behavior issues—all particularly good things when students are stuck at home.

California teacher Michelle Simmons shares her experience with how the program kept her students on track during her absence:

"My year has been a series of uncontrollable events ... In my absence, my sub used the program. It was so important for my afterschool program. The Walking Classroom made it possible to keep them on track. The students made sure that they did it three times a week. When I returned, the students told me all they had learned. Their faces lit up when saying, 'Mrs. Simmons, did you know...' I do not know how I would have made it through all the time on leave without this program."

Learn more about how The Walking Classroom helps engage your students in learning.

Written by Lee Ann Obringer, Communications Director for The Walking Classroom, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Courtesy of the Walking Classroom.