I am a teacher. I have taught elementary students for the last 14 years. I think some of the reasons that I am a teacher has to do with the fact that I was inspired by some of my own teachers. I love math and trying to figure out solutions to puzzles, so I have Mr. Frey and Mr. Antinore to thank for that. (I think I should add my dad in here too. He was the one correcting my math and always made sure that I double checked my work. ) When I know and easier way to solve a problem, I try my best to share that with my students.
I also love to write so I thank Ms. Ciarcia for that. And Sr. Anne too for without my knowledge of good grammar, I would not be able to pass the ability to parse a sentence onto my own students.
I also love to read poetry and try my best to remember quotes and famous lines such as my favorite “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. And, for that, I have to thank my very first teacher, my mother.
So, to honor our favorite teacher, I thought the voting for some deserving teachers through the Hilton HHonors Teacher Treks Program would be a great way to help another teacher out.
Did I mention that each time you vote, it counts as an entry toward a $250 Hilton HHonors gift card? From those that voted in the Teacher Treks competition, 10 random winners will receive one Hilton HHonors Gift Card valued at $250
For more information on the 30 finalists, voting or for full Terms and Conditions, please visit www.hhonors.com/TeacherTreks. Winners will be announced in May 2013.
So, why not help a deserving teacher out! (Teacher Appreciation Day is right around the corner) Now through April 30, 2013, the public can vote for their favorite finalist at www.hhonors.com/TeacherTreks to help determine the 15 winning entries. And , how awesome would it be to be one of the selected teachers who, if chosen for the grant will be funded to travel and to experience first-hand the subject they teach, enriching their curriculum and inspiring students to explore the world.
Hilton HHonors developed the program in partnership with the Institute of International Education (IIE), a world leader in the international exchange and administrator of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. The program is part of Hilton Worldwide’s Travel with Purpose™ commitment to celebrating cultures and the power of travel to build stronger communities.
Hilton Worldwide has long believed in the power of travel to bring people together and foster greater understanding between countries. As nurturers of future generations of travelers, teachers play an important role in spreading understanding of other cultures and can have a profound impact on their students’ lives. Hilton HHonors is giving teachers a passport to see the world and bring their experiences back to the classroom through Teacher Treks.Some o
Some examples of grants that are looking to be chosen are:
Discovering how Shakespearean theater resonates with different European cultures
Attending the 4th Annual Korea Wind Band Festival in Seoul to better understand the methodology and instrumentation of international wind bands
Learning how Shanghai became the global leader of math by participating in a week-long Math Olympiad program in China
Individuals can cast one vote per day during the duration of the voting period. For more information on the 30 finalists, voting or for full Terms and Conditions, please visit www.hhonors.com/TeacherTreks. Winners will be announced in May 2013.
Go ahead and Vote!
And while you are at it, if you would like, please share in the comments the teacher that made a difference in your life!
This is a sponsored post with Hilton HHonors and Global Influence. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. And, since this is a way to help a teacher out, I wanted to get involved.
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
I think my sixth grade teacher was significant for me in building my self-esteem!
Every one of us can learn more, even teachers. What a great way to give back!
I have a few favorites, but my all time most loved teacher was from 2nd grade. She was a breath of fresh air and gave me more love than I ever dreamed of.
My freshman year English teacher. She was amazing!
Samantha @ Lillian McKay Designs says
Its hard to pick just one but I’d have to say my high school art teacher. He made art fun and a enjoyable space for kids to create!
What a fascinating idea the Hilton HHonors teacher Trek Competition is! I have read all of the essays and my favorite by far is Sandra K. I love how she says that as a reading teacher, she has always promoted books as powerful and accessible means for students to travel. She would like to travel to the Indian Ocean islands of Zanzibar, just off the coast of Tanzania, and Mauritius, east of Madagascar “… to observe firsthand how the people on both of these islands – comprised of minorities and the meeting of cultures that have been in conflict in other parts of the world – have found ways to live side-by-side…” I hope she is one of the winners.
Ashley D says
I am one of the finalist! i would love it if you took a minute to read my proposal! My students and I are so excited about this possibility!
I voted Ashley! Best of luck! And, thanks for visiting Raising 3 Savvy Ladies!
yaz lawsuit says
This website was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something which
helped me. Thank you!