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Teachers Believe in Positive Impact of Student Travel, Rite of Passage

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on May 12, 2017 3:21:38 PM

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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Topics: Emotional growth of tweens and teens

How School Trips Support the Emotional Growth of Teens

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Jan 4, 2017 10:00:00 AM

 

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.

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Topics: Emotional growth of tweens and teens

6 Ways School Trips Can Teach Gratitude

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Nov 21, 2016 2:47:05 PM

 

Thanksgiving is the time of year when showing gratitude is top of mind. It’s a mindset that can benefit all of us, but it can be difficult to instill in teens and tweens who are still wired to focus on their own needs and wants.

 

For teachers who lead student trips, finding ways to show appreciation along the way helps kids re-focus.

 

Here are six ideas to help develop a grateful mindset on a school trip and a bit of research that reinforces why we should.

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Topics: Emotional growth of tweens and teens

5 Ways To Deal With School-Trip Anxiety

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Jul 14, 2016 3:36:27 PM

 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.

 

 

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Topics: Emotional growth of tweens and teens

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