Character Education

Iditarod Quilts 2018

This year 9 Iditarod quilts have been crisscrossing the United States, visiting over 8,500 students in more than 65 schools.  Each quilt serves as a great teaching tool for teachers, and gets students excited about the Last Great Race! From the teachers: In Ms. Berg’s class in Seattle: “The first graders work[ed] around character traits …

Thinking Interdependently: Habits of the Mind

Thinking Interdependently by Judi Roach Title: Habits of Mind and Iditarod connection Developed by: Judi Roach Discipline / Subject: Self-Regulation/Life Skills Topic: Teaching the 16 Habits of Mind using Iditarod Insider Clips Grade Level: 3rd Through 12 Resources / References / Materials Teacher Needs: Habits of Mind mini posters/Iditarod Insider Video Clips/Sled and dog chart/white …

8 Traits of Iditarod – Diligence

Read about Diligence – the second trait of Iditarod in this story by Sanka. Click here to view this PDF file                

8 Traits of Iditarod – Integrity

Read about Integrity – the 3rd trait of Iditarod in this story written by Sanka Click here to view this PDF File.                                    

8 Traits of Iditarod – Team Work

Read about Team Work – the 4th trait of Iditarod in the story by Sanka. Click here to view this PDF File.                                          

8 Traits of Iditarod – Attitude

Read about Attitude – the 5th trail of Iditarod in this story by Sanka. Click here to view this PDF file.                                        

8 Traits of Iditarod – Respect

Read about Respect – the 6th trait of Iditarod in this story by Sanka. Click here to view this PDF File.                                        

8 Traits of Iditarod – Optimism

Read about Optimism – the 7th trait of Iditarod in this story by Sanka. Click here to view this PDF File.                                                                    

8 Traits of Iditarod – Determination

Read about Determination – the 8th trait of Iditarod in this story by Sanka. Click here to view this PDF File.                                          

Iditarod Works as a Behavior Program

Our school mascot is a husky, so we thought it was an appropriate tie in with Iditarod. Students compete by grade level-6th, 7th, and 8th. We have weekly and monthly “checkpoints” where each grade is given points based on their behavior and showing their “husky pride,” 30 points for 1st, 20 for 2nd, and 10 …