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21Oct2013

Why We Do It – Pets in the Classroom

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If you are visiting our blog, you are probably well aware that we provide grants to teachers to aid in the purchase and maintenance of classroom pets.  But do you know why we do this?   We here at Pets in the Classroom see the benefits of pets in our own lives, and especially in
30Sep2013

Technology vs. Nature – Creating a Classroom Balance

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Technology has provided vast improvements to our classrooms, and to our lives in general.    And new innovations continue to come to the forefront.  Kids today are growing up in a world that is technologically advanced, fast-paced, and full of screens of all sizes and shapes providing virtual relationships.  But are they lacking exposure to some
23Sep2013

Studies on the Human-Animal Bond in the Classroom

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Have you wondered about the benefits of adding a pet to their classroom?  Will it really stimulate learning?  Do they really provide emotional and developmental benefits?  Studies of the bond between human and animals show that they do.   Of course, most children will get excited by a live creature in a classroom and will
16Sep2013

How Pets Improve the Classroom

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Google   If you have been considering getting a classroom pet but have yet to purchase one, you may be wondering if the extra responsibility and work is worth it.  But the rewards you and your students receive in return can be incredible.  Not only has research shown the benefits of pets in the lives
17Jul2013

Classroom Pets – Teaching Children about Responsibility

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One of the many benefits of classroom pets is that having one teaches children about responsibility.  Yes, almost any classroom job can help teach a student about responsibility, but having to care for another living being provides an element of importance and honor that most any student will respond to.  As Gail F. Melson, Ph.D. and
17Jul2013

Why Have Classroom Pets?

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Having a classroom pet can be a lot of work.  We at Pets in the Classroom understand that teachers take on additional responsibility when choosing to have a classroom pet.  But the benefits are so great!   Pets aid in improving school attendance Pets teach children about responsibility Pets build self-esteem Pets encourage nurturing Pets
25Jun2013

A Teacher’s Experience – Classroom Pets Do Make a Difference!

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A Teacher’s Experience – Classroom Pets Do Make a Difference! If you visit the Pets in the Classroom website, you can read a number of articles that include research proving the benefits of classroom pets.  But articles and research don’t always do justice to the benefits teachers see firsthand in the classroom.  Below is just
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