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

Fur Seals Galapagos

8 Interesting Facts about the Galapagos

You’ve probably heard about the archipelago of islands, famous for inspiring Charles Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection. In this remarkable place, the diversity of wildlife changes from island to island, leading to Darwin’s observation: “…by far the most remarkable feature in the natural... Read More

Our Christian Discoveries Program allows students to experience Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C.

7 Blooms Around the World

The cherry blossoms in D.C. aren’t the only famous flowers around the world. Love spring? (Or summer or fall?) Here are some other places where you can see Planet Earth in all her glory! Outside of Brussels in Belgium, a forest known as “Halle’s Wood” shows off for spring with a virtual ... Read More

Lincoln Memorial Selfie

Cell Phones on Tour: Banning Technology…or Embracing It?

Teachers like me can be programmed to say, “Put the phone down!” when we see phones in students’ hands (especially when they’re under the desk as though there’s an invisibility cloak down there!) It’s true that phones can be a distraction when we are trying to teach, especially in the tr... Read More

Byodo-in Temple. Kyoto

12 Interesting Facts about Japan

The land that brought you sushi, bonsai, and the bright lights of Tokyo is ripe with fascinating tidbits. Get to know Japan (which—by the way—is the site of our brand new premier International Teacher Convention) with these 12 interesting facts. Japan consists of 6,852 islands. The islands were ... Read More

Smithsonian Castle

Did You Know: The Smithsonian Logo

The next time you’re at one of the amazing Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. – or reading Smithsonian Magazine, or, really, doing anything with our friends at Smithsonian– take a few minutes to pay some extra attention to the Smithsonian logo. It’s this one:   Simple enough, right... Read More

Mayflower II - Plymouth, Massachusetts

5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About The Pilgrims

Without the Pilgrims, we probably wouldn’t have a day dedicated to eating turkey and pumpkin pie and giving thanks. But did you know the Pilgrims didn’t actually eat turkey and pumpkin pie? Here are five facts you probably didn’t know about the Pilgrims. The Mayflower didn’t land in Plymouth... Read More