The Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum uses the natural affinity between children and animals to teach social emotional learning (SEL) skills like empathy, self-confidence, teamwork, and decision-making.
Mutts on a Mission
The Mutt-i-grees®Curriculum is Developed
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EDUCATORS SEE THE DIFFERENCE
A deeper understanding of each other and shelter pets
A higher level of empathy and pro-social behaviors
A more positive school climate
A heightened interest in learning and academics
Mutt-i-grees educators from New York to California agree. They know that even reading, talking, or thinking about pets calms students and helps them focus. Calmer classrooms mean more learning, more retention, and less bullying. In addition, research and experience show that pets can reach special-needs students when other means fail.
What Educators Are Saying
“I’ve always considered the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum an asset because it meets the social and emotional needs of the students. But when I saw the impact of actually incorporating dogs and puppies into the classroom, a light bulb went off.”PRINCIPAL TERRI AHEARNSHELL BANK JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, BROOKLYN, N.Y.
“I was delighted to have implemented it. It created an interest in shelter pets, while teaching social and emotional skills. It helped my students’ engagement in the classroom, created a higher interest in shelter pets, and taught the importance of giving back to the community.”SHANNA FLETCHER, 5th GRADE READING TEACHERBIXBY CENTRAL IMMEDIATE SCHOOL, BIXBY, OK
“Children already have a natural love and curiosity about animals and the curriculum draws upon that love to help transfer those feelings to other children.”CAMY BANKEMPER, PROGRAM COORDINATORCOLD SPRING, KY