Training seminar, the Eiffel Tower, and a free evening to explore
While I consider myself a world traveler, leading an educational trip with my students is a completely different and new experience for me. Instead of teaching out of a textbook, our classroom will be Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, France, and Switzerland. So from this morning’s seminar, I learned lots of helpful tips—what to do if a passport is lost, how to help an anxious student, navigating morning wake-up checks, staying patient and positive, setting and repeating safety rules and instructions, etc.
This afternoon, we met our expert local guide, Brian, who showed us all around Paris. We stopped for photos at the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Les Invalides, rode down the Champs-Élysée, passed by Place de la Concorde, and more. I’ve seen these famous spots on a previous trip to Paris, but today I’ve learned much more about the history behind them, and connected with even more teachers.
Our group had the option to climb Montparnasse Tower’s 60 floors in 38 seconds (by elevator, of course) to get a 360-degree, birds-eye view of Paris, which was breathtaking. After that, the evening was ours to dine and explore some more.