Character Education

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.