Date: April 22, 2022 At WorldStrides, we recognize that sustainability starts with us—that’s why we’ve partnered with Carbonzero, a Canadian-based supplier of greenhouse gas measurement and carbon offsetting solutions, to provide our participants with carbon neutral travel experiences. To celebrate the launch of our new Choose Earth initiative, we sat down with Dan Fraleigh, Chief…

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Date: February 23, 2022 We all have different interests, habits, and passions. We all come from different areas, we were born in different decades, and we have drastically different backgrounds. Teachers are educated, hard-working, critical observers, critical thinkers, and yet sometimes we don’t feel confident with popular culture. But in reality, you see and experience…

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Date: February 9, 2022 Are you looking forward to the Super Bowl LVI halftime show more than the game itself? If so, you’re not alone! Over the decades, this famous (and sometimes infamous) feature of the big game has become a cultural icon of its own. While the halftime show is now known for its…

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Date: January 10, 2022 As a student of the world, it is important to better understand your role in it. How do your actions impact travel? Why is it important to be an engaged citizen? When you take part in a travel program, you can start answering those questions. Your lifelong learning journey takes place…

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Holiday meal

Date: December 7, 2021 Crispy latkes laden with sour cream, sweet-smelling fruit pies spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, roasted turkey paired with creamy mashed potatoes and tangy cranberry sauce, a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken… The holidays are almost upon us, which means plenty of specialty dishes we can’t wait to sink our teeth into.…

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Date: December 6, 2021 Canada is known around the world as the birthplace of hockey—it’s practically ingrained in our culture, and it’s considered the number one sport in the Great White North today. In fact, according to the International Ice Hockey Federation, there were a total of 607,951 registered ice hockey players in Canada during…

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Date: November 5, 2021 Gender inequality in education that favours male students is well-researched and documented. Studies show that male students tend to garner more attention from educators. This can appear in the form of male students being called on with greater frequency, being recognized more often (for good and bad behaviour) despite female students…

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Date: October 20, 2021 You’ve probably heard that “the future is female,” and this certainly includes sports. At the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, women accounted for 49% of all athletes—making it the first gender-balanced Olympic games in history. Did we mention female athletes continue to outperform males, as well? In fact, in the first…

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music students playing string instruments during a performance led by a conductor

Date: May 28, 2021 You’re preparing for your performance, but your students – maybe even you! – are starting to feel the effects of stage fright! Simply put, stage fright is performance anxiety. Those with performance anxiety will often focus on the worst case scenarios, worry about failure, and engage in social comparison – even…

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Teacher Appreciation

Date: May 4, 2021 How education has changed in the past year! The stresses that our schools continue to experience are felt by everyone – students, teachers, school staff, and parents are doing what they can to make the best of things. Teachers, like everyone else, were forced to move into the online space with…

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Date: April 28, 2021 Wow, this year has been a challenge, hasn’t it? We are all facing unique personal struggles and are also concerned about our students’ well-being and individual learning plans. We want what’s best for our students and may be wracked with guilt when we can’t replicate the long-lost comforts of a traditional…

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aromatherapy diffuser in use to promote wellness

Date: April 15, 2021 The flow of the school year brings a range of emotions. You’re excited, but maybe a little anxious, you’re energized, but careful to pace yourself, and you’re eager to work with your students, even if you wouldn’t turn down another day of rest. In the midst of a pandemic and great…

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Date: April 5, 2021 The last year of my working life has been dominated by a single project – our new academic program called Real World Studies. It was during one of those months early in 2020 that now all blend together when Kim Warner, Camps Global Marketing Manager, suggested we could send lesson plans…

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Date: March 3, 2021 As we enter a full year of living through the COVID-19 pandemic, the question of when and how student travel will resume is on the minds of educators around the world. Will schools shut down travel clubs indefinitely? Is student travel really that important? Should it be allowed? Do the benefits…

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Date: February 11, 2021 Creating a positive classroom culture is more important now than ever before as many schools remain in virtual learning. Icebreakers are beneficial for both teachers and students in fostering community, helping everyone get to know each other better, and exposing students to new perspectives. While some of your usual icebreakers might…

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Date: February 2, 2021 What happens when we ask why, how, or where? Curiosity is the desire to know more, and it gives us the ability to expand and strengthen our interests. We can become experts in whatever subject area we want. Our curiosity about everything from how a nation’s economy is impacted by multiple…

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Excel Soccer Programs

Date: January 26, 2021 Chances are good that you know what a friendly is, but what words would you use to define it? A quick roundup of terms and interpretations yields a variety of words and language that paints broad strokes, and that’s ok. It’s an “exhibition.” A “demonstration.” A “preseason game” or “warm-up match.”…

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Date: January 14, 2021 The start of a new year tends to be a time for reflection and pondering resolutions. Some may see the new year as a chance to put 2020 in the past, while others see it as a chance for a fresh start. Setting goals for 2021 may be particularly important as…

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Date: January 8, 2021 A new year brings new hope and new opportunities. It’s also time to start thinking about new places to explore when the moment is right. The world is a different place today in so many ways, but our desire to explore and understand it is never dimmed. Now is a perfect…

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Holiday Snow

As cold weather descends upon the Northern Hemisphere, the need to stay socially distanced is more important than ever. While it’s tempting to head inside for social time, consider some socially distanced cold weather activities to ensure that everyone stays happy, safe, and healthy this winter. Plan a Snowball Fight Distance is required to have…

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Warmest Wishes - Hot Chocolates from Around the World

There’s no greater comfort during a cold winter night than a warm mug of hot chocolate. This delicious treat does more than soothe—it can transport you. A pack of Swiss Miss, complete with those tiny little marshmallows, can take you back to your childhood in just one sip. While everyone enjoys a good trip down…

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