Patti and Rod Lloyd, teachers on the North Slope of Alaska in Atqasuk, were itching for a change in scenery and found just that in Alaska. The couple moved from Idaho and as outside teachers, they realized that coming into any rural community it's essential to tailor curriculum to place, not just continue to teach what you know.
These days, Patti and Rod are taking kids out fishing, something they would do with family either way. They're cutting fish, they learn to count on tiny caribou figurines, instead of the little dinosaurs they brought up when they first started teaching. They've developed math lessons around making knives.