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Walk This Way

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I am a middle school teacher in the Little Rock School District. We read the article "Take It Outside" [Comment, March/April]. I started a walking program in October 2003. As of today, we have walked 140 miles as a class. The kids were featured in the district’s newsletter. We walk 20 minutes a day anytime the weather will allow.

Our [students have] shown great improvement in their learning. Attentiveness in class, behavior, and attitudes have greatly improved as a result of this program. All it takes is a will to get off our butts and on our feet. It’s time we put the "physical" back into education.

Richard Reynolds
Henderson Magnet Middle
Little Rock, Arkansas

Vol. 16, Issue 1, Pages 7-12

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