Author: Jim (6 posts)


Moments with Mushers: Scary Stories

  To go along with Halloween later this month, I thought it would be appropriate to post about what a few of the mushers remember as some of their scariest moments on the trail. It may be scary for a completely different reason, but is still fitting.    Here are their stories…   As told …

Misconceptions and More: Iditarod & the Serum Run

  This is perhaps one of the most common misconceptions surrounding the Iditarod, and one that I realized only a few years ago.  Although both the Serum Run and the Iditarod are of great importance, and share some of the same route, trails, and stops, they are two events that are completely separate. The Iditarod …

Classroom Connections: The Patch – Getting To Know You Activity (Virtual Lesson Possibility)

  I don’t know about all of you, but beginning the year is always a little different for me each year. I like to try new activities, but always have some “go-to’s” that I like to do. This year however is already VERY different. I am only seeing my kiddos for 2-3 days/week face-to-face, so …

Moments with Mushers: Camaraderie

  As educators we know that at the beginning of each year, it is critical to develop a good sense of community within our classrooms. Teamwork, integrity, and respect are all important qualities we want in each of our students. We make sure that every voice in our room is heard and valued. We encourage …

What To Expect…

  What to expect. That is kind of the big question at this point. Given the state of the world right now, things are going to look a little different this year, for all of us. The Summer Teacher Summit was done virtually in June, and the “passing of the torch” (or the Teacher on …

And So It Begins…

I can’t believe it is here… the journey that I have been thinking about for years is now coming to fruition.   Hello to everyone in Iditarod nation! I am extremely excited to begin this adventure as the 2021 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™. My name is Jim Deprez and I am a 3rd grade …