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16Feb2015

Building Empathy in the Classroom

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One of the hot topics in educational and societal discussions today is how to build empathy and encourage compassion in the youth of today. As we continue to strive find ways to better both academic and character education, some teachers have found one tool that is having an impact in the lives of their students:
29Dec2014

Classroom Pet Project at Weaverville Primary School

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Looking for ideas on how to get your students involved with and excited about caring for a classroom pet?  Last week on our blog, we posted about Mr. Powell, a teacher at Weaverville Primary School who has made getting a classroom pet an excited project that the students have really invested in.  Take a look
04Dec2014

Grant Program Aids CenClear Child Services in Enhancing Classrooms

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  Grant Program Aids CenClear Child Services in Enhancing Classrooms   Pets in the Classroom provides financial support to teachers for the purpose of enhancing the classroom learning environment   Pets in the Classroom, a grant program that provides funding to teachers to purchase and maintain classroom pets, has provided Cen-Clear Child Services with 73
03Nov2014

Teacher Testimonials on Classroom Pets

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The stories we receive from teachers about their experiences with classroom pets continue to impress us.  Here are a few comments we received from a few Las Vegas area teachers:   Students enjoyed visiting the pets as they checked out their library books. The pets help make our school library a warm, happy place. Some
21Aug2014

Character Education through Classroom Pets

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Pets in the Classroom   Teachers today have an important responsibility.  Not only does their job require educating their students’ minds, but they also play a very important role in educating their students’ hearts. When children learn how to be responsible, how to empathize, and how to care for others, when they have their self-esteem
13Jun2014

Teacher Improves Classroom through Pets in the Classroom Grant

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Second grade teacher, Miss Brittney Jobak, recently ramped up the learning curve in her Warren, Michigan classroom with excitement and responsibility through a grant she received from Pet Care Trust and their program Pets in the Classroom.   The Pets in the Classroom grant program provides teachers like Miss Jobak with financial support to purchase
09Jun2014

Carl, the Classroom Bearded Dragon

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In our last post, we told you about teacher Linda Graham and her classroom pet, Carl.  Ms. Graham teaches 4th grade boys at Global Leadership Academy in West Philadelphia, PA.  We did a little Q&A with her and, since her classroom pet experience has been such a great one, we thought we would share a
02Jun2014

Students Experience Advancement Thanks to a Classroom Pet

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For many students, school work can be stressful.  And as students struggle, good teachers look for ways to help their students improve.  For Ms. Linda Graham and her 4th grade class of boys at Global Leadership Academy in West Philadelphia, PA, improvement came through Carl, the Bearded Dragon.   “Since Carl came into the classroom,
15Apr2014

Life Lessons from Guinea Pigs Cuddles and Bubbles

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In our last blog post, we told you about Kristin Shanley, a science teacher at Bethune Community School in North Minneapolis, and her experience with her classroom pets. Well, Shanley had so many great things to say that we thought we would share a bit more of her experience with you and the lessons her
31Mar2014

Minneapolis Teacher Sees Improvements in Classroom Behavior

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Pets in the Classroom Classroom dynamics can be difficult for any teacher.  But the best teachers work hard to better the classroom environment and cultivate a love for learning.  Take Kristin Shanley.  She teaches 18 different science classes a week for ages ranging from Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade at Bethune Community School in North Minneapolis.
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