November Featured Teacher

When it comes to having pets in the classroom, Diane Jones, a Jr. High Science Teacher at St. Louis School in Batesville, Indiana, has experience. This teacher of 21 years has always had pets in her classroom, and currently has two bunnies, two guinea pigs, a...

October Featured Teacher

There are many different ways a pet can be involved in the school community.  Pets in the Classroom’s October Featured Teacher, Kim Messina, a social worker in Tampa, Florida, shared with us how she uses hermit crabs at her school as an attendance incentive. Here’s...

September Featured Teacher

Hearing from other teachers can be a wonderful way to learn about how to better your classroom environment through a classroom pet, which why we want to introduce you to this month’s featured teacher, Angela Meyer!  Angela is a kindergarten teacher in Simi Valley,...

Publication of Largest-Ever Study on Pets in the Classroom

The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), The Pet Care Trust, and American Humane announced today the online publication of the Pets in the Classroom Study, which assessed the social, behavioral, and academic effects of the
presence of small, resident classroom animals for 591 third and fourth-grade students across the United States over the 2016-2017 school year. The study’s findings suggest that classroom pets may help improve academic performance and social skills in children.

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