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Iditarod Teacher

THESE DAYS, WITH THE INTERNET, I-POD'S, AND T.V....IT TAKES A PRETTY CREATIVE TEACHER TO FIND NEW WAYS TO KEEP STUDENTS INTERESTED IN LEARNING.
BUT IT ALSO TAKES A PERSON WHO WANTS TO CONTINUE TO LEARN, THEMSELVES.

Terry Hanke - "it's a really great opportunity to have a really interesting theme to learn the kinds of things you need to learn in school.

TERRY HANKE IS BRINGING THE IDITAROD DOGSLED RACE TO THE CHIPPEWA VALLEY.

Terry Hanke - "The guy hooks up the dog....."

SHE'S DOING IT BY SHARING HER PERSONAL EXPERIENCES FROM HER TIME IN ALASKA, WHERE SHE'S WORKED WITH SOME OFTHE BEST DOGSLED TEAMS IN THE WORLD.
HANKE IS A PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER AT NORTH HIGH SCHOOL, IN EAU CLAIRE, AND SHE'S BRINGING THE CHARACTERISTIC TRAITS OF MUSHERS AND THEIR DOGS AND, RELATING THEM TO SCHOOL KIDS.

Hanke - "We look at individuals and the diverstiy they went through on the trail and maybe we compare that to playing golf..somebody's trying to ge from check point to check point in a raging snowstorm, and you think it's a bad think to hit a ball in the water.

HANKE ALSO TEACHES STUDENTS ABOUT GOAL SETTING AND PREPARING A GAME PLAN, FOR THEIR OWN LIFE.
STUDENTS CAN ALSO LOG ONTO THE IDITAROD WEBSITE TO TRACK THEIR FAVORITE TEAM ACROSS ALASKA...AND SEE HOW THEIR PREPARTATION PAYS OFF.


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