Posts tagged ‘educational travel tip tuesday’
1. Zip-Lock It Up submitted by Patty B.
Patty suggests packing like-minded items within large, labeled zip-lock bags. All socks in one bag, all shorts in another, etc. Says Patty: “Since we never totally unpack, I just pull out the bag I need. It’s much neater and faster.”
We agree, Patty. This is a great tip for tours that travel to multiple cities.
Traveling with a group of 10 to 20 high school students can be inspiring, rewarding and, no doubt, challenging! You’re a pro at keeping a classroom in line but what do you do when there are no chalkboards, period bells or even walls to keep everyone together? Let’s look at three ways to calm the chaotic side of travel and make group organization fun!
1. Punctuality Play
Lateness is an age-old problem in any school, and when you’re going through tours with various timing (not defined class periods), it’s tricky to get all kids marching to same drum. One way to establish rhythm is to gamify gatherings. Appoint fun leadership roles or intriguing prizes to the first at the breakfast table and the first back on the bus. This can be anything from winning a goodie bag related to the tour or getting to decide the group lunch spot. Ask your class to share their creative ideas!