7 Reasons Why Traveling Is The Best Form Of Education

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Through traveling, you’ll learn a lot while having fun at the same time

One of the best ways of getting an education is through traveling. It enables you to learn new things while having fun at the same time Travel can affect career choices. One survey revealed that 70% of millennials mentioned the desire to travel as a reason to work.

Below are 7 reasons why traveling is the best form of education:

1. You Learn Different Cultures
Whenever you travel, you get to learn more about other cultures and their way of life. Learning about other cultures in class won’t be as interesting as learning first hand from the people from a particular culture. According to one research, 86% of millennials mentioned experiencing a new culture as a motivating factor for traveling.

Culture is not concentrated on lifestyle only. You get to know more about the different types of food and etiquettes. Moreover, you get to know the things that various cultures have in common. Your understanding of different cultures plays a crucial role in your education.

2. You Learn History
You’ve probably learned about the different historical events and civilizations in class. However, nothing beats visiting various historic sites and getting to know more about a city’s culture and history.

When you walk through the streets and visit national museums, you get to know more about that country’s history. Learning more about various dynasties, conflicts and changes will be much easier when you get to visit a particular country than just learning about that country in class.

Moreover, the history learned from textbooks is sometimes distorted. Talking to the locals will enable you to get accurate information. It will also give you a different perspective.

3. You Acquire Social Skills

Social skills are crucial to our existence here on earth. Traveling exposes us to various scenarios that will assist in growing our social skills, for instance, asking the locals for direction.

Traveling on your own to a particular place will enable you to improve your social skills more than going to class to take up a course on personal development. Most of us lack skills in public speaking and conversation, thus, limiting many opportunities for us. Constant travel will enable you to master these important skills.

4. You Learn More About Nature

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You’ll learn more about Mother Nature

When you get out of your comfort zone and venture out into the world, you will get to witness some of the most majestic scenes that Mother Nature has to offer. You’ll be able to enjoy nature’s grandeur first hand.

Understanding nature is central to solving some of the issues of the world, for instance, climate change, and water and air pollution. When we get to see firsthand what we are going to lose if we do not change the way we interact with the environment, then, dealing with these issues will be much easier.

Therefore, instead of spending a lot of money on conferences, send the people to some of the most exotic forests, mountains and plains of the world.

5. You Learn New Languages
It’s always good to learn the native language of the place that you intend to visit. In a way, traveling forces you to do so.
After learning the basics of a language via videos, books, etc, you will learn more when you interact and speak with the native speakers. Through putting your language education to use, traveling improves your listening and speaking skills.

Traveling is the ideal way of mastering a language, even if you’ve studied it in class. When you travel, you not only test your language skills in a real-world scenario, but you also get to learn that language’s slang, accent and intonation.

6. You Learn New Technologies

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You’ll come across new technologies

Technological advancements vary from country to country. Different countries have different kinds of technologies.

The difference in technology is clear to see in developed and developing countries (and also in urban and rural areas within a particular country). Whenever you travel to a different place, you might come across some new technology. The technology used in a given place serves to solve a particular problem in that locale, and it might also be of importance to you.

7. You Become Independent
Traveling alone to a new place can be scary. However, it will help you to become independent. Traveling on your own exposes you to scenarios that require you to make quick decisions. You develop skills on how to keep yourself safe.

Independence is crucial to succeeding in your education and your survival out there.

Conclusion
Traveling to new places will expose you to new things while at the same time enable you to have fun. Many who have traveled attest to having learned a lot. Also, when carrying out some research, say, on an ancient civilization, traveling to actual sites where their cities, dwellings or temples have been excavated is much more engaging and interesting. Doesn’t this make you want to pick research topics that will require traveling?

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Author’s Bio:
Kevin is a professional educator and a private tutor with over 8 years of experience. He is also a content writer for various blogs about higher education, entertainment, social media & blogging. During his off time, Kevin enjoys traveling and cooking. Feel free to connect with him on Twitter, Linkedin & Google+.

Encouraging Hearts and Home Blog Hop #144 ~ School Day Lunch Ideas

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Popsiebelle Toothfairy Pillow Product Review

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We were recently sent the Toothfairy Pillow & 4 Card Pack for Girls to review and we have been waiting, not so, patiently for Fifi to loose a tooth so we could give it a spin.Toothfairy Pillow

The Toothfairy Pillow comes with 4 adorable little cards that you complete with details of the tooth.
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Your child can write a note, or draw a picture if they are still little, on the inside to the Toothfairy.

Fifi wrote:

Hello Tooth Fairy. My name is *******. I like you so much. You make me happy. Bye-bye

Tape the tooth to the inside of the note, with your child’s message. Hide the note for the Toothfairy inside the back pocket of the pillow. Its a great keepsake for their memory box.
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Fifi was super excited that she was the first one to use the new Toothfairy pillow. She was even more excited to give the pillow a snuggle, but was a little scared that she would loose the tooth in the process.

Pixie is nox a tad bit impatient to start loosing her teeth so she can also try and catch a glimpse of the Toothfairy.

There is the cutest little poem on the back pocket of the tooth shaped pillow:

I have a tooth shiny and bright
I have a tooth that likes to bite
I have a tooth that likes to be clean
I use my toothbrush to make it shine and gleam

In addition to the adorable little Toothfairy pillow and 4 card pack, we also received a Window Whales Large Bag that I use to cart my laptop around when I have meetings.
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Pixie also adores the bag and loves to pack it full of toys when we are off somewhere. There’s a bit of a tug-and-war thing going on between us for the bag 🙂 I’ll have to get her a smaller one for her birthday!

Freebie Friday Linkup: Wizard of Oz Resources

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Wizard of Oz Resources

I love the Wizard of Oz, we’ve read and reviewed the book a few years ago and we have watched the classic and new movies countless times.

Wizard of Oz Read-Aloud Activities and FREE Printable from Embark on the Journey
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You guys are going to love this new 60-page Wizard of Oz printable! It is chock-full of fun learning activities for kids in grades PreK-3! Inside this incredible printable pack, you will find the following activities:

Handwriting practice
Coloring pages
Venn diagrams
Writing prompts
Research or note-taking pages
and so much more!

Map of the Marvelous Land of Oz from Wendy’s Wizard of Oz
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Wizard of OZ Daily Dozen PE Activities: Sample All Themes from Teachers Notebook
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If you only have a__________? Limited equipment? Perhaps just a few pieces of equipment to teach Physical Education? The Daily Dozen PE Activity Sets were designed for teaching PE with a limited amount of equipment.

Enjoy the Free Sample Set of 12 Activity Cards to try out the Daily Dozen PE Activities Set.

Free- The Wizard of Oz Writing Templates and Bubble Maps from Teachers Pay Teachers
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This little freebie contains a writing template page and bubble map for each character.

No directions are given on either page, which will allow you to use it any way needed for your classroom.

I plan to use it to allow my students to describe each character based on character traits.

Parts of Speech Wizard of Oz Themed Worksheets {Freebie} from Teachers Pay Teachers
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FREE Wizard of Oz themed parts of speech activities

Wizard of Oz themed worksheets on nouns, verbs, adjectives will make a great addition to any parts of speech or Wizard of Oz unit.

CAFE Literacy Board Headers Wizard of Oz theme from Teachers Pay Teachers
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Are you using “The Sisters” CAFE board in your classroom? Wanna cute theme!? A love some Wicked! I do! Check out these Wizard of Oz themed CAFE headers. I use these in my classroom and the kiddos LOVE them!
This is an unofficial adaptation of the Daily 5 by Gail Boushey & Joan Moser
http://www.thedailycafe.com

10 more/10 less Common Core Wizard of Oz Math from Teachers Pay Teachers
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Here is a FREE sample of my “We’re Off To See The Wizard” First Grade Common Core Math Unit. This activity is aligned with standard 1.NBT.5 10 more/10 less. I’ve included 1 more and 1 less as well.

“The Wizard of Oz: I have…Who has? game” (Adjectives) from Teachers Pay Teachers
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Wizard of Oz Match-Up & Creative Mobile Freebie from Teachers Pay Teachers
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. . . OZ – just Be – COZ! . . .

2 fun Oz language arts/art activities:

* Oz Match-Up – students pair up descriptive phrases to match the Wizard, Glinda and the Wicked Witch.

* Creative Writing Oz Mobile – students write their own creative descriptions of 3 Oz characters and then create a colorful mobile.

* both activities in color and b/w
* creative center activity
* perfect for in-class display
* great segue into Oz movie discussion

Students will want to dive into the L. Frank Baum classic “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”

You’re off to the ‘Merry Old Land of Oz’!

Wizard of Oz from Teachers Pay Teachers
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Begin by downloading this FREE resource from Teachers Pay Teachers. This packet contains the materials you will need to turn the weekly blog posts into a full book unit.

It includes:

•A Schedule for All Blog Posts
•Lesson Plans at a Glance
•A Vocabulary List with Words, Definitions, and Sample Sentences from the Text
•Vocabulary Bookmarks
•Word Cards with Storage Pocket
•Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test
•Instructions for Using the Constructive Response Questions as Interactive Notebook Pages

Author’s Purpose Task Cards (Wizard of Oz Themed) from Teachers Pay Teachers
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This is a set of task cards that can be used in a variety of ways. These task cards can be used as a center, as individual practice, as an assessment or even as a whole group example in a pocket chart!

EDITABLE PDF Wizard of Oz Classroom Theme Mega Bundle FREE PREVIEW from Teachers Pay Teachers
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This Wizard of Oz Classroom Theme Mega Pack is perfect for Primary classroom or for the homeschool classroom! It includes over 600 pages with editable pdf documents that don’t require you cut and paste or use powerpoint. Just type your text and print. That’s it!

The Giver and The Wizard of Oz Comparison from Teachers Pay Teachers
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Students can compare and contrast Lois Lowry’s “The Giver” and the classic movie “The Wizard of Oz”. Includes chart and written response questions.

Wizard Of Oz Tally Chart from Teachers Pay Teachers
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A wonderful way to teach across the curriculum! Create a tally chart for a math lesson during your WIzard of Oz Literature Unit! 🙂 I completed this with my class WITHOUT Toto, and they were very disappointed, so I added him! He is sure to be a hit! 🙂

Wizard of Oz Verb Scoot from Teachers Pay Teachers
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Who doesn’t love the Wizard of Oz and a scoot?

This is an easy way to practice verb tense! My kids love a good scoot and so will yours! Print on bright paper at school and go!

Printer Friendly- Save your Color Ink Center

Wizard of Oz themed Calendar from Teachers Pay Teachers
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This is a yearlong calendar, January through December. It is blank so that you may customize it to any year. Each month has a matching page for notes and a to do/remember list. Hope you can use this!!

Wizard of Oz writing prompt craftivity from Teachers Pay Teachers
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Use this adorable Wizard of Oz writing prompt with your students to get them thinking about what they would ask the Great Wizard of Oz for if they were to follow the yellow brick road. Students will make text connections by putting themselves into the story as well as have fun making the yellow brick road craft!

Wizard of Oz Behavior Clip Chart from Teachers Pay Teachers
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This document can be used as a clipable behavior chart for your students in a classroom or library setting.

All students start on the green “ready to learn” graphic and can clip up for good behavior to the blue, purple or pink graphic. They can also clip down to the yellow, orange or red graphic. I’ve used various behavior charts before, and I like this type the best as students can move back up and down throughout the day/class period.

It is rainbow colored starting with:
Pink = Outstanding
Purple = Great Job
Blue = Good Day
Green = Ready to Learn
Yellow = Reminder
Orange = Teacher’s Choice
Red = Parent Contact

FREEBIE Wizard Of Oz Table Signs from Teachers Pay Teachers
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Table signs for 1-8 tables. I hope enjoy using them in your classroom!

Wizard of Oz Math from Teachers Pay Teachers
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Fun addition math practice that allows students to make ten in different ways to get Dorothy to the emerald city.

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Encouraging Hearts and Home Blog Hop #137 ~ We have a NEW name and look!

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The Encouraging Hearts and Home Blog Hop (previously Hearts for Home Blog Hop) is a weekly blog hop that begins every Thursday morning. The theme of this blog hop is showing that our hearts are for our homes. Post topics include: homeschooling, marriage, parenting, homemaking, faith, budgeting, crafts, DIY projects and more! We would love to see you link up your posts. We feature the most popular post and a few of our favorites every week! Will you be one of the next Featured Bloggers?

Not a blogger? That’s okay! This blog hop will be your one stop location to finding ideas and inspiration for fulfilling your role as a wife, mother and follower of Christ. We are so glad you have stopped by!

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Please make sure to display our Encouraging Hearts and Home button on your blog post, sidebar or tabs. This button can be found on the blog hop each week. Kindly make sure to visit some of the other wonderful bloggers who have linked up here. Were you featured on our Hearts for Home Blog Hop? Congratulations! Grab a Featured button to proudly display on your blog or website.

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Hearts for Home Blog Hop #131 ~ Homeschoolers do socialise

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The Hearts for Home Blog Hop is a weekly blog hop that begins every Thursday morning. The theme of this blog hop is showing that our hearts are for our homes. Post topics include: homeschooling, marriage, parenting, homemaking, faith, budgeting, crafts, DIY projects and more! We would love to see you link up your posts. We feature the most popular post and a few of our favorites every week! Will you be one of the next Featured Bloggers?

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Please make sure to display our Hearts for Home button on your blog post, sidebar or tabs. This button can be found on the blog hop each week. Kindly make sure to visit some of the other wonderful bloggers who have linked up here. Were you featured on our Hearts for Home Blog Hop? Congratulations! Grab a Featured button to proudly display on your blog or website.

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