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Are you a rising 9th grader?

I have a message for you. Do you remember your first day of middle school? I do. I was your principal. Just kidding! Not your principal, but I was a middle school principal for several years, and trust me when I tell you this –  we principals have a special place in our hearts for […] Read More

WorldStrides Educator Resources

Happens every year: Summer-itis is going around

We asked the members of our Curriculum & Academics team for some remedies It’s near the end of the second semester, there are only a few weeks left, and try as you might, keeping your students’ attention until the last bell of the year seems….Herculean? Been here before? We get it. That’... Read More

Join our Smithsonian Insider Access Webinar Series

WorldStrides is thrilled to announce our Smithsonian Institution Insider Access Webinar Series. These information-rich webinars will be a unique chance for educators to hear from some of the top educational experts in the world as they give us an insider look into tools developed by the Smithsonian ... Read More

LEAP Caesar's Gladiators - Italy

Why LEAP Matters

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Students learn best when they are actively engaged with what they’re learning. That’s why WorldStrides’ high school- and middle school-level programs use the LEAP philosophy—our own unique experiential learning phil... Read More

Teacher sitting at desk in front of blackboard

Questions to Ask at Your Parent-Teacher Conference

It’s parent-teacher conference season, and we know you want to make the most of your limited one-on-one time with your child’s teacher. The more prepared you are going in, the more beneficial the meeting will be for you, the teacher, and your kid! You may have a million things on your mind, or y... Read More

5 Things Teachers Can Do This Summer to Prepare for Fall

7 Great Ways Teachers Use Summer to Get Ready for Fall

Teachers – you did it! Hopefully you are reading this because you made it to summer vacation! Months of freedom and nothing to do are ahead of you (insert eye roll here…) After you’ve returned from your trip where you’ve shown your students the world (check!), summer hopefull... Read More

5 Things Teachers Can Do This Summer to Prepare for Fall

10 End-of-the-Year Teacher Gifts They Really Want

As a former classroom teacher, it’s so gratifying to receive an end-of-the-year teacher gift as a thank you for teaching your child. But I’m going to share a dirty little secret that your child’s teacher can’t tell you: a lot of them probably go in the trash. It’s not that we didn’t love... Read More

Spanish Spelling Bee Awards

2018 Virginia Spanish Spelling Bee

  Harrisonburg City middle school student Anish Aradhey was named winner of the Virginia State Spanish Spelling Bee. The Bee was held at The University of Virginia. Anish is now gearing up to attend the National Spanish Spelling Bee this July in San Antonio, Texas. WorldStrides V.P. of Educatio... Read More

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