Character Education and the Accidental Teacher - Chapter 2
Feb 11, 2010 Adults 2616 Views
Character education assignees often become accidental teachers, forced against their wills to make business trips into high moral value country. Out of their comfort zones, and working with insignificant expense accounts, they visit as infrequently as possible, and remain only as long as they must. In Chapter 1 of this guidebook, we looked at what the accidental teacher should pack in a carry-on bag for such journeys. We turn attention now to lodging and dining. What are the best accommodations and restaurants in character education land?
Character education teachers can find accommodations and restaurants ranging from extravagantly luxurious to simple and economical - something for every school budget and every taste.
Take time to research all options. Discover every place character education land offers and choose carefully.
Where to Stay
Search the Internet and you will find a number of organizations willing to accommodate character education teachers. It is not the intent of this guidebook to give specific names of such organizations. They come and go as physical hotels do. It is more to your advantage to learn what to look for.
Use these hints to find that one place that will make every trek into character education country comfortable and profitable.
Know Your Options
Character education teachers will want to browse online to find the establishments that can best accommodate their needs. You will want to compare online prices and amenities to make the selection that will best meet your individual needs.
1. Big Budget Options. Some high price, opulent places offer optional group tours, taking you and your coworkers to visit six cities in character education land. True, the country has sixty-six cities, but the tours focus on only six. In addition to these tours conducting you to the six cities, they give you detailed instruction on how to conduct your business in the land. Such organizations are often very large and well-known. They appear luxurious from the outside and often contain a fancy presidential suite. The accidental teacher who is wise recognizes, however, that fame and outward appearance are not everything.
2. Small Budget Options. If you find that such accommodations in character education land cost more than you wanted to spend, or do not provide what you really need, keep looking. Consider a lesser-known establishment. Look for one that takes a personal interest in you. High value can be gotten from those who, in lieu of limited guided tours, provide detailed maps to all sixty-six of the countries cities. You will find their map notes very helpful in completing your business in every one of the country's cities.
3. Frequent Visitor Options. Seasoned travelers to character education land have learned that an establishment offering preferred membership gives frequent visitors the most value. Preferred membership provides the best that character education land has to offer - often at a discount. Comfortable preferred membership rooms are often filled with motivating reading material that will help you save money and succeed in meeting the goals you carry with you.
Where to Eat
Accidental teachers should follow the usual advice when looking for a place to eat in character education land: ask the locals and frequent visitors.
1. Testimonials. Talk to those who have lived longest in high moral value country. Keep in mind that while not everyone likes the same eatery, testimonials help you know where to start. These are written voluntarily by the people that who have tested both the performance and success of a character education establishment.
2. Colleagues. Ask other character education teachers who have flown often to the land of high moral values. Weigh their statements carefully, looking not only for quantity of comments, but also for quality. Discard reviews that are far out of line with others.
3. Awards. Many establishments display awards and qualifications of the owners or the chefs who will be serving you. Check online for award and qualification terms such as "career educator," "professional," "best-selling author," "expert author," and "platinum author." Be careful to note whether or not the person who earned the title is still involved in the establishment's ongoing work.
4. Menu. Remember that good moral sustenance will be a necessity for you while visiting character education land. The most conscientious eateries will not limit the accidental teacher to fluff and froth. Look for serious nourishment. Moral brain and soul food will make your business trip more successful. Don't be afraid to try menu items that require a lot of mental chewing. Your slogan should not be "Live to eat" but "Eat to live." Twigs and bark may be better in the long run than chocolate cake!
Accidental teachers who use these guidelines to choose accommodations and restaurants can travel efficiently and comfortably while maintaining moral health.
Character education land travel is eagerly welcomed by those who are prepared for it. They return as frequently as they are permitted - and ask for additional excursions. You will want to take every step possible to be sure you are among them.
In the final chapter of this brief guidebook, we look at ways to prepare a proactive business presentation on high moral values - a presentation that will sparkle its way to a standing ovation, and deliver astounding benefits to you and to those who sent you on your journey.