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How It Works

/How It Works/

The transformative power of the dog cultivates a calm, confident and empathetic school community. Through the lens of the rescue pet, while bridging social emotional learning with humane education, students learn compassion and what it is to have resiliency – they learn coping skills. The journey of the rescue pet is not lost on them. Both have a vulnerability to suffering and kindness. Dogs - whether they come to school every day or every once in a while, or are represented in stories , photos, or videos - are unique to the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum. They nurture students’ imagination. Contribute to happiness and kindness. Provide opportunity for service learning, and the cultivation of empathy, and compassion. These are some of the outcomes. 5000+ educators are using this program and seeing first hand its impact.

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

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Diversity in Mutt-i-grees

Come explore how the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum supports the appreciation of diversity!  A recent survey (to educators connected with our program) about topics of interest, showed that diversity and inclusion were of importance to most of the respondents. Throughout the PreK-12 curriculum, we have diversity objectives, rationale, and materials for students within the lessons. Here - Read more

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

Do Something Nice Day

Lesson 1.3 in our Grade 4 & 5 curriculum, Give A Compliment, Take A Compliment, is the perfect one for National Do Something Nice Day. In this lesson, children will identify personal traits and characteristics that they like in themselves and others to enhance self-acceptance, awareness of strengths, and confidence in their own skills - Read more

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