We Made It
Barely, but here we are! One year of hybrid teaching hell followed by a year of what should have been a normal year. It was everything but that. Teachers were juggling all the things…figuring out how to fill in the gaps, managing unruly student behavior, dealing with the lack of maturity due to lack of social interaction for kids from the last 2 years of craziness, and on top of that just going back to the daily grind that is teaching.
Back in January of 2021, I made the conscious decision to bring travel back to the Spanish classes at my new school. I needed something to look forward to, and I knew the students needed it too! I chose an itinerary to Puerto Rico. I’ve never been there and I figured it might be the easiest place to go to barring any COVID protocols. The activities that we are doing aren’t too jam packed into one day so that students (and I) can get some much needed relaxation, fun and time to step outside of our comfort zones.
Student travel has always been something that I’ve loved as a teacher. It allows me to connect with students on a different level and allows for them to really see what they can do with the language that they’ve acquired. It also allows for them to see their teacher experience new things! They forget that we can be students sometimes, too!
Our flight is super early out of St. Louis in the morning, and I’ll be updating my blog throughout the tour! The next time you’ll hear from me, we’ll be deeply immersed in the every day hustle and bustle of San Juan 🌴🌴