1st American to attempt a solo unsupported
expedition to the North Pole
Talk to Wave Live
classrooms will have an opportunity to talk with Wave live from
the North Pole via satellite phone!!!
Students will gain knowledge and skills in goal setting, plan
development, preparation, and leadership traits.
- Describe your personal goals?
- Will your goals change as you grow older?
- Are there times when other people set goals
- How do you feel if you cannot accomplish an
- Wave's motto is
"Envision - Inspire -
Accomplish!" What do the words inspire and motivate
- Wave says that he has been inspired by
Leonardo DaVinci, Benjamin Franklin, Gallieo, Anthony Robbins,
Borge Ousland, and other polar explorers. What individuals have inspired you? What situations have motivated you?
- Are you more likely to motivated by
positive circumstances or by negative circumstances?
- What is the difference
between a goal and a plan? What does it mean to develop a plan?
- What are some traits of a "leader?"
- What risks are
associated with being a leader?
- Is there a difference between being a
leader and being famous?
- It is
difficult to imagine just how a human can cope with the
conditions that Wave will face during the expedition.
What essential personality traits, qualities or skills should
you have (i.e. courage, perseverance, navigation, leadership,
passion, problem solving, etc.) to be an explorer?
- Ask students to list
their favorite inspirational and motivational quotations (see
World). Have them write a short essay explaining how they
can apply those quotations to their own lives.
- Ask students to create
goal chart, listing their daily goals, weekly goals and
- Have students pick one
personal goal and develop a step-by-step plan to reach that
- Have students identify
a problem in their community that needs to be addressed.
Introduce the technique of "brain
storming" as a method of identifying possible solutions.
- Have students read the
local newspaper and watch the local TV news, to identify
"leaders" in their community. Make a local leaders chart.
- Invite a local leader
(business, sports, community, etc.) to be a guest speaker at
your school to discuss how they overcame obstacles and
achieved their goals.