Meet Lorraine Temple, 34 yr. Alaskan who was once described as "CA cheerleader turns dog musher"! A UCSB grad, her journey veered to a life of building a cabin, commercial fishing, mushing dog teams on glaciers and captaining boats that are testimony and inspiration for 1000's of students for over 23 years to Dream big; follow your own unique path!
She brings 2 huskies, sled, gear, power point slide show, large wall maps and a CNN film clip that fuel this powerful, unique assembly. Character qualities of patience, integrity, compassion, diligence & teamwork are woven into the presentation; most important, just 'doing the best you can' per the Growth Mindset philosophy (Carol Dweck) is a core message in this assembly.
Every student receives a bookmark with a painting of Lorraines lead dog and motivational quips relating 'Tales from the Trail' to everyday life. Many educators have proclaimed this assembly "The best our school has ever had!
"To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path and don't be afraid of the darkness for that is when stars shine the brightest." ~anonymous, best sums up the intent of this exciting assembly.Â
Alaska, California, Canada
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What a delightful and informative presentation. Lorraine and her "crew" really know how to entertain an audience. Our students were engaged because of the variety of ways in which she presents information - through storytelling, videos, and demonstrations. Many vowed to visit Alaska as soon as they can!
JoAnn McClelland, Mesquite High School, Ridgecrest, CA
Lorraine Temple's visit is a highlight for our third graders each year. She brings the Iditarod to life for them - complete with dogs, a sled, and musher gear. Her positive message is inspirational and encourages students to follow their passions.
Jackie Berkman, Donald Rheem School, Moraga, California
“This was my all-time favorite assembly! Having been to Alaska recently, I especially enjoyed the beautiful slides with Lorraine’s wonderful narration. The students were spellbound for a full hour and loved interacting with the dogs (as I did!) Ms. Temple’s presentation was informative, enthusiastic and fun. I would love to have her come each year!”
Betty Mettler, Walnut Acres School, Walnut Creek, CA
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