Peace Works Travel Blog

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Teach Boldly

After summering seriously, it's an educator's job to face the annual paradox: how to infuse fresh classes of kids and content with our renewed vigor and then avoid burn-out by October. I once heard a teacher comment that they avoid any "hot button" issue in class because "teaching current events is not worth it. All it does is rile people… [Read Full Article]
Monday, August 26th, 2019

Harvard Westlake in Cuba! Digital Storytelling

Peace Works in Cuba Documenting cultural elements in Cuba is no small assignment, no matter one's age. How should curious high school students from the United States capture and represent the "forbidden island" in just eight days? At Peace Works Travel, we encourage our young people to engage as temporary locals -- living with families -- and sampling the art, music, food,… [Read Full Article]
Monday, August 26th, 2019

Valhalla School in Colombia

Beyond the Classroom: New Encounters - Trip to Colombia This article is part of our new "Beyond the Classroom" series, where Valhalla staff members share their experiences first-hand. This feature was written by Richard O’Riley, a Valhalla High School Spanish teacher and track/field coach."Spending time with people refines how much one actually knows."Have you tried learning a new language? You… [Read Full Article]
Monday, August 26th, 2019

Polytechnic School in Vietnam & Cambodia - 2019

Monday with our Broward College friends We had a much earlier start today, departing the hotel at 8:30. Our group then took the bus to Broward College to finally meet our Vietnamese pen-pals. I was surprised at how vertical the building was in contrast with the universities in the states. Everyone introduced themselves and we got straight into team building… [Read Full Article]
Monday, August 26th, 2019

Blake School in Rwanda 2019

Kigali: Aspire and Chicken Farm: June 14 Friday morning we visited Aspire, a program that provides a range of services to a village in Kigali.  Started by Peace Ruzage, Aspire provides three levels of preschool schooling, which allows mothers to create businesses, including crafts and plots of land in low-lying areas of the city often referred to as the swamps.  Aspire also… [Read Full Article]