Now she’s found that she’s the one passing along knowledge to the next generation of teachers at her school. (Although, she certainly has no intention of slowing her own travel plans any time soon.) When a few younger teachers from the social studies department wanted to take a World War II tour, they came to Laura with questions, and she was happy to help. “I’m a big fan of, don’t recreate the wheel,” she says. “Take what I have and make it your own, but you don’t need to start from scratch.”
Laura shared the whole file that she’s built over the years, including materials she distributes, agendas for various meetings, forms for families to fill out—the whole shebang. “Sometimes it’s trial by fire, right? But if I can help somebody from making some of the same mistakes that I made, then I’m happy to share my knowledge,” she says.
Institutional knowledge isn’t the only benefit for teachers who are part of a travel program for high school students. EF’s Global Rewards Program makes it easy to earn big benefits just by traveling. And with EF School Points, the points grow hand in hand with an expanding lineup of travel options within your school. As your school starts taking more trips, every teacher who leads tours earns bonus points, and those points multiply exponentially with every tour your school adds. That puts teacher-only travel to exciting destinations, like Bali and Tanzania, or even more student travel within reach sooner.