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What to Do for Students Who Don’t Go on the Class Trip

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Apr 12, 2018 9:30:00 AM

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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Topics: Curriculum standards and student travel

How to Hold an Effective Parent Meeting About Your School Trip

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Feb 27, 2018 2:45:44 PM

Holding a parent information meeting is one of the most efficient and effective ways to communicate the details and benefits of the educational trip that you are planning for students.

 

It also is a great way to get the support from families that you will need to jump start the registration process.

 

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Topics: Curriculum standards and student travel, Parent Meeting

5 Things You’ll Love About Leading a Student Tour

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Feb 14, 2018 3:23:00 PM

 

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. 

 

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Topics: Curriculum standards and student travel

Your Kids Can Exceed Curriculum Standards on a School Trip

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Nov 28, 2017 1:00:00 PM

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. 

  

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Topics: Curriculum standards and student travel

Get Administration to Say YES to Your School Trip

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Nov 16, 2017 1:05:00 PM

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. 

 

 

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Topics: Curriculum standards and student travel

National Parks are a Bountiful Treasure to Explore on Talk Like a Pirate Day

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Sep 19, 2017 11:10:09 AM
Tales of pirateering capture our imaginations while teaching about maritime history. From forts and seashores to ports of call, our National Parks offer a bountiful treasure of information.
 

Learn more from the National Park Service about places that boast tales of piracy and privateering.

 

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Topics: Curriculum standards and student travel, National Parks

Free, Digital Resource from National Constitution Center is a Must-Have for Civics Teachers

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Sep 12, 2017 4:15:09 PM

 

In time for Constitution Day, teachers 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.

 

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Topics: Curriculum standards and student travel, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, Historic Attractions

3 Things "Your Kids" Learn on a School Trip that Aren't in the Textbooks

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Sep 11, 2017 7:00:00 AM

 

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. 

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Topics: Curriculum standards and student travel

Costumed Interpreters and Animals Beat the Heat in Colonial Williamsburg

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Jul 25, 2017 11:33:54 AM

Traveling back to an era of no air conditioning means being smart about keeping people and animals safe when the temperature soars in Colonial Virginia. Students learn about history, biology, and environmental conditions in this Making History blog post.

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Topics: Curriculum standards and student travel

Students Can Experience Boston's Revolutionary Spirit July 4th

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Jul 11, 2017 12:22:10 PM
 

Considered the birthplace of America's independence, Boston celebrates the 4th of July in a grand style each year. The city's revolutionary history is a source of pride in these parts and there's no denying the feeling of patriotism that electrifies the city during the holiday.

 

If you've ever considered taking a student group on a historic tour, this is a week you don't want to miss.

 

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Topics: Curriculum standards and student travel

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