Teachers- looking for a fun and engaging way to make the most of your summer vacation? Try Educators’ Journey, an extremely low cost way for you to “test the waters”: see the best of Costa Rica and prepare for future student travel. Here are 5 of the top reasons you should try Teacher Travel and lead to learn this summer!
1. Maximize your classroom teaching!
There is no better way to maximize your curriculum than to take your students out and have them engage with fascinating people and places that reinforce your classroom themes. From Language, to Biology, to History and Cultural studies, the possibilities are endless for an experiential learning expedition tailored to meet your educational goals.
2. Keep Learning!
A great teacher never stops learning! Educational travel is a dynamic way to learn new things about the subject you teach in a unique and engaging context. An expedition incorporating biology, ecology, language, culture, history, food, music, and more is a wonderful opportunity to share ideas, learn about new perspectives, and grow your base of knowledge.
3. Connect with your students
Educational travel offers a fantastic opportunity to share your passion and connect with students in much deeper ways than tend to happen during classroom teaching. Sharing new experiences (new food, new places, new people), conquering fears (bugs, heights, communicating in a foreign language), and coming together for daily reflection, your group will form strong and meaningful bonds throughout your trip.
4. Inspiration (Give and Get!)
Experiential learning travel is one of the most incredible ways to broaden students’ horizons and inspire them- to a new course of study, a future career, or new global perspectives that will influence their everyday lives. From learning about tropical forest conservation efforts from one of the world’s most influential ecologists, to discovering a passion for community service or gaining new language skills, educational travel offers many sources of inspiration for both teachers and students alike. The possibilities for inspiration are endless!
5. Have fun!
Experiential learning Teacher travel and student travel offers not only intellectual adrenaline, but adventure thrills as well! From whitewater rafting, to ziplining, to snorkeling in the Caribbean, educational travel promises to be one of the most fun parts of the year for you and your students.
Crawford Hill is the owner and director of Chill Expeditions, an educational travel company focused on cultural immersion. An expedition leader, former biology teacher, and educational innovator, Hill has been guiding students and adults on wilderness adventures since 1974. Over the years, Hill has led thousands of students and families on experiential learning trips to Costa Rica, Belize, the Galapagos Islands, Peru and Spain. Hill revels in the opportunity to be able to work with students and families across the country with the world as his classroom.