Silent Walk: A Deep Listening Activity

By Charles Ames Fischer (Middle school teacher by day, author by night) One potential way to have students experience deep listening at school is to take them on a Silent Walk, or Listening Walk. This should not be treated as just a normal walk done silently and slowly. James Endredy, author of Earthwalks for Body […]

Take the Walking Curriculum 30-Day Challenge

Playgrounds and schoolyards are underused resources for ecological learning. The Walking Curriculum challenge begins on April 3, 2019 (National Walking Day). K-12 educators around the globe are committed to taking student learning outside for part of the day–rain or snow or shine–for 30 days. With The Walking Curriculum: Evoking Wonder And Developing A Sense of […]

#185DaysOfWalks

By Bela Luis (Grade 1/2 Multi-age Teacher, MEd student in Outdoor Learning) In the spring of 2017, I visited a small school named Brandt Argyle, just north of Winnipeg, Canada. I took many lessons away from that visit, but the one that resonated with me most was that of their daily morning walks. I decided […]

Taking Baby Steps With The Walking Curriculum

By Lana Steiner (Middle years Math educator, MEd student in Math Education) I truly believe changing one’s teaching practice should be evolutionary, not revolutionary. What I mean by that is that several smaller actions over time have a more profound effect upon one’s overall teaching practice than sporadic large-scale changes. One reason why I believe […]

Naturally Inspired, Imaginative Writing: The Walking Curriculum & Intermediate Students

By Darcie Booth (Grade 5 Teacher/MEd Student in Imaginative Education) Why should intermediate teachers use the Walking Curriculum (Judson, 2018)? Simply stated, it emotionally connects your students to their natural surroundings and awakens their imaginations. The Walking Curriculum can inspire, improve and increase written output for your students’ creative writing. As a Grade 5 classroom […]