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Listening Skils

What emotions do you think dog’s feel? How do they express these emotions? Thinking about feelings from a dog’s perspective can help you think more about how to help animals and people. In Lesson 3.7: A Dog’s Point of View, from the Grades 7 & 8 curriculum, students will further enhance their perspective-taking skills - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Blog, Sample Lessons

A Dog’s Point of View

What emotions do you think dog’s feel? How do they express these emotions? Thinking about feelings from a dog’s perspective can help you think more about how to help animals and people. In Lesson 3.7: A Dog’s Point of View, from the Grades 7 & 8 curriculum, students will further enhance their perspective-taking skills - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Blog, Sample Lessons

Different Points of View

What are you thankful for? We must remember to be grateful for the things we have this time of year and be mindful of the impact and importance we have on the world as we move through it. In Lesson 3.1: Different Points of View from the 7 & 8 curriculum, students will learn - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Blog, Sample Lessons

Earning Trust

Happy Halloween from the Mutt-i-grees team! Remember that not all pets like being dressed up for the holiday, so respect what makes your pet partner comfortable! Check out Lesson 4.5, R-E-S-P-E-C-T, from the grade 4 and 5 curriculum for more ways you can teach trust and respect in your classroom! Lessons in this theme - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Blog, Holiday and Seasonal Themes, Sample Lessons

Stop Bullying Day

In Lesson 1.3, Pawsitive Thinking, from the 7-8 curriculum, Students will learn about positive and negative thinking, how one’s mindset can influence outcomes, and how to consciously focus and encourage themselves through positive self-talk. It is the perfect activity to build self-confidence for Stop Bullying Day or any day. Try it yourself with this - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Blog, Holiday and Seasonal Themes, Sample Lessons

Humane Leadership Award at NSALA Annual Gala

This year, we presented The Humane Leadership Awards to both Michael Tountasakis, principal of Harris Middle School in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, and Ailene Mitchell, principal of MS 88 Peter Rouget School in Brooklyn, New York. During the last academic year, these two educators collaborated —bridging an almost 700-mile distance — to have their - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Blog, News

Meet Ruby: A Rare Gem in North Carolina

Give a warm welcome to Ruby! An adorable 4-month old Mutt-i-gree, Ruby has a love for kids and an eagerness to work hard. She has made a big splash at the Harris Middle School in North Carolina. Every morning, Ruby greets the students and each afternoon, helps to dismiss students who wear a big grin - Read more

By: Principal Michael Tountasakis | Categories: Meet a Mutt-i-gree

Mutt-i-grees Curriculum & Purina: Changing Lives in St. Louis

Purina proudly calls St. Louis, Missouri home, and takes supporting their communities very seriously. Since many St. Louis youth face academic challenges tied to poverty, Purina set out to find a program to reach at-risk kids that linked social and emotional learning with their core mission of providing supplies to people - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: News