At my school there is a behavior code that all students know. It is: I am respectful. I am responsible. I am safe. I am prepared. Our Guidance Counselors and support staff come into our classes to teach mini lessons on how to follow this code.
As a teacher of the Iditarod, I put my own spin on a few of these lessons. Students will learn how respect between mushers and dogs will make for a more efficient team enhancing teamwork. They will also reflect on if they could personally be responsible for a team of dogs.
As always, take these lessons and modify for your own grade level and/or school code.