Leading an educational tour will help you impact and inspire your students in so many ways. There may be circumstances that have been holding you back, but if you’re looking for the encouragement you need to go for it, here are five reasons you’ll love leading an educational student tour.
Most teachers love being in the classroom and watching our hours of lesson planning come to life. But the most meaningful teaching moments for me have been outside of the classroom walls on school trips.
While we know how meaningful these experiences are for the kids, teachers often have to prove the value of a class trip.
More than ever, students need their teachers to be strong advocates for the value of experiential learning. To prepare for a discussion with administration about an educational trip, it helps to understand potential concerns and to be prepared to answer challenging questions.
Topics: Trip Leader Tips
September 17th is designated as Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on this day in 1787.
To help celebrate Constitution Day, teachers now have an interactive tool available to delve into the meaning and relevance of the U.S.Constitution. The Interactive Constitution app and online resource also includes a digital resource for compartive analysis of our rights to those of other nations.
School trips provide invaluable learning opportunities, but they also are an investment of both time and financial resources. Traveling during the fall months of October and November provides many benefits that will help your school group save both time and money.
Here are five, great reasons to take a student trip during fall.
No school trip has ever taken off without the support of parents. Thinking ahead about their concerns will help you, as the trip leader, answer their questions and provide the reassurance families need to support the trip you’re planning for their children.
Here are ten things a trip leader can do to reassure families about the many benefits of a school trip.
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When you travel with “your kids,” you get to be there for important milestones in their lives. For some students, it will be their first time on an airplane or coach bus, or their first hotel stay without a parent.
It’s important to include the personal growth students will experience in addition to curricular connections when you are seeking approval for your trip or talking about the value of a student trip with families.
A class trip to Washington, D.C. is a great starting point for an educational experience of a lifetime. Going beyond the city to add another stop to your itinerary can offer new opportunities without adding much travel time.
Deepen your curricular connections, add science and technology experiences, or simply have a day of fun in these great cities.
A child’s birthday is a time to celebrate, and parents typically take the lead in carrying out plans to make the day special. But when kids are traveling with a school group, their teachers often step in to make sure it is a day to remember.
Here are nine ideas for educational trip leaders to help shine the spotlight on the birthday boy or girl.
While the concept of a “Grand Tour” has historical roots as a rite of passage for the educated upper class, teachers continue to believe in the positive educational, cultural and social impact of travel for all students.
In fact, research shows the benefits of student travel have a ripple effect that last a lifetime.
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