Keeping your pecker up the English way | Brief letters | Education

The Travel section on rail journeys in Europe (11 January) was interesting and informative. However, next time perhaps you could add a supplement on how to get to London by train for those of us who do not live near there, as this is often the most unreliable, time-consuming or expensive part of the journey. It is easier, and often cheaper, to fly from Liverpool to Madrid and start our train journey there; and, yes, we are aware of the…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

This past Wednesday, I had the remarkable good fortune to hear National Geographic Explorer Andres Ruzo (@georuzo) share a fantastic and inspiring presentation at school for all our 6th graders. Andres is the brother of one of our French teachers, and is a geothermal scientist conducting research in the Peruvian Amazon Basin in an area known as “the boiling river.” He is a fantastic storyteller, and I was both enthralled and mesmerized to hear his stories of adventure, exploration, and…

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Back to work: reviving your career after a sabbatical | Guardian Careers

Who doesn’t dream of taking off for months on end and spending their days island hopping across Greece or hiking in the Amazon rainforest? While not all career breaks might be so adventurous, taking time off from work can be a great way to recharge or reflect on a new career direction. And don’t worry about employers frowning on a career break. “It’s absolutely acceptable to take time out and travel,” says HR and resourcing specialist Lydia Fairman. “It’s a…

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How to Get Teacher Travel Discounts – Education Article

Be sure to dust off that teacher ID and pack it in your luggage. Whether you are planning a vacation, piggy-backing a couple of fun days onto a conference, or dreaming of the perfect retirement trip, don’t miss these great ideas for saving money on your next getaway. We have 11 tips for getting as many teacher travel discounts as possible for your next trip! 1. Always call ahead and ask. Many hotels, destinations, museums, theme parks, and attractions do not publish…

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