Students + technology = new learning opportunities for your next field trip. Here are three programs for students with advanced, developing, and basic computer science skills that can help them build connections between technology, academic subjects, and their student travel experiences.
If you are taking students on an educational or performance tour, chances are you’ll find yourself on a coach bus for transportation. Whether you ride the coach to your destination or board one once your flight lands, you'll spend a considerable portion of your time traveling on board.
Here are seven things to consider before climbing aboard that will help your group make the most of your time on the road.
More than ever, students need their teachers to be strong advocates for the value of experiential and hands-on learning. One of the best hands-on learning experiences is participating in a school trip.
If you are getting ready for a discussion with your administration about an educational trip, it helps to understand potential concerns and be prepared to answer challenging questions.
Many teachers refer to students as “my kids” because of the heart and soul that goes into helping them grow inside and outside of the classroom.
We hear this a lot when we're on student tours with teachers who want to provide new experiences for "their kids." They realize that student travel is different from a family vacation because it offers new opportunities for social and emotional growth.
Sometimes parents have to find a level of comfort with a child’s newly-found independence or school administration may not realize the full range of benefits these experiences provide. Here are a few ways to explain how educational travel helps students grow during their tween and teen years.
One of the highlights for students traveling on an educational tour is the chance to have a “sleepover” with friends away from home. Thrilling for them, but nerve-racking for some parents who may prefer to share a roof with their kids at all times.
Providing hotel guidelines will set expectations for students while reassuring parents who are sending their children on an overnight field trip.
Leading an educational tour provides opportunities to teach all types of lessons, including how to get through airport security as efficiently and painlessly as possible.
Preparing your student travelers and chaperones before heading to the airport with the following advice will give them the practical knowledge they need to reduce stress and enjoy the thrill of group travel.
Here are six ideas to keep your trip top-of-mind.
Taking students on an educational tour is an amazing thing to do for your students. While excitement about the trip is essential, you also want to create an opportunity that is achievable for you, your students, and their families.
Here is a simple checklist of initial considerations to help you plan an experience that is both meaningful and realistic.
Many trip leaders and their students deal with travel-related anxiety. Finding ways to move through the discomfort is essential for enjoying the once-in-a-lifetime experience that an educational tour provides.
Here are five tips to help you and your students overcome the jitters.
Teachers organizing a class trip often need to plan ahead for two groups: the students who go on the trip and those who don’t join the group due to behavior, family choice, or other reasons.
Planning ahead for the stay-back group will ensure their time has an educational focus that is aligned with the lessons being learned by their classmates.
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