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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.

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

Ambassador Program: A Global Perspective

The Mutt-i-grees National Student Ambassador Program was established in 2014 to identify and cultivate students who have the desire and passion to advocate for and help raise awareness of Mutt-i-grees: animals that are waiting to be rescued or that are residing in shelters. Students participate from schools, libraries, youth organizations and clubs. The Ambassadors - Read more

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

Meet the 2021/22 Student Ambassadors

Every year this program engages and recognizes students who want to advocate for shelter animals. They will demonstrate the significance of the human animal bond to cultivate empathy and resiliency. We are inspired by these students who will take action to educate their community on the importance of rescue and what it means not - Read more

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