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  1. Therapy Dogs in the College Classroom: The Effect of Dogs on Stress, Anxiety, and Spanish L2 Phonological Learning and Performance

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    | Contributor(s):: Elaine Maralee Henry

    Anxiety and stress invoked by the second language classroom setting has the ability to cause numerous detrimental physiological changes which impair the learning process. A more natural, “immersion” type atmosphere is often desired when teaching a second language; however, this is...

  2. Service Animals in Elementary Classrooms: Examining Educator and Family Perspectives of a Working Service Animal in an Elementary Classroom

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    | Contributor(s):: Jenna Falldorf

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990 by President Bush. Although the ADA includes laws about public access rights for people with disabilities and their service animals, many schools are reluctant to have service animals (that are partnered with children with...

  3. How do primary pre-service teachers assess circus with animals and its educational value? A study with Portuguese, Spanish and Greek students

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    | Contributor(s):: António Almeida, Beatriz García Fernández, Penelope Papadopoulou

    This study aimed to check the opinion of primary pre-service teachers about circus with animals, including if they recognize any educational value in this type of show and how they assess the animals’ treatment in this place. For that, a questionnaire with open and closed questions was...

  4. Cyrus street dog providing emotional support in UK schools

    07 May 2020 | Posted by Adam Dunn

    August 2018 at Gatwick airport was the beginning of a very special journey for our first rescue dog from Cyprus. This image is the moment that we first met Angus at the airport on that very special...

    https://habricentral.org/members/7270/blog/2020/05/cyrus-street-dog-providing-emotional-support-in-uk-schools

  5. Examining the Effects of Rabbit-Assisted Interventions in the Classroom Environment

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    | Contributor(s):: Molnar, M., Ivancsik, R., DiBlasio, B., Nagy, I.

    The effect of rabbit-assisted interventions on the anxiety levels of first-grade children at a primary school was analyzed. At the beginning of our research, no rabbit-assisted intervention was applied for 6 weeks in order to establish the level of stress caused by the start of the education...

  6. How Educators Use Dogs to Support Children's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Development

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    | Contributor(s):: Michelle Roberts-Schneider

    Children's undeveloped social, emotional, and behavioral skills have long been a concern in early childhood classrooms. Numerous studies have illuminated how therapy dogs in pedagogical settings support children's holistic development, yet there is scant data on the integration of...

  7. Spawning executive functions in first graders: Exploring situated learning experiences with the classroom pet consistent with children's temperament

    | Contributor(s):: Kristan Nicole Pearce

    Rapid growth in all domains of development occurs during the early childhood years. Even so, the pressures of high stakes testing and the push down of curriculum often elicit a focus on cognitive development while neglecting other developmental areas important in school and later life success...

  8. A Manual and Curriculum for the Use of Service Dogs to Support the Social Communication, Behavior, and Academic Development of Students with Autism and Other Disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Kerry Kosmicki

    The product for this project is a curriculum for using service dogs in the classroom as a catalyst for improving social communication, behavioral, and academic skills for students, with a focus upon students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This manual includes the curriculum entitled...

  9. Integrating animals in the classroom: The attitudes and experiences of Australian school teachers toward animal-assisted interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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    | Contributor(s):: Bradley P. Smith, Ashley A. Dale

    The introduction of animals into school classrooms has been posited as a beneficial intervention for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Whilst evidence that animal-assisted interventions or activities can positively influence classroom behaviour and learning outcomes is...

  10. Peace Starts Small: The Benefits of Animal Related Humane Education Efforts in the Classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Anna L. Abbott

    My goal is to inspire elementary educators to teach humane education in their classrooms on a regular basis so that our children can grow to be compassionate membersof our community. If we foster empathy and kindness we will see positive change in our world for all living things. While my...

  11. Animals in educational settings: Research and practice

    | Contributor(s):: Gee, Nancy R., Fine, Aubrey H., Schuck, Sabrina

  12. Does learning to train dogs reduce the noncompliant/aggressive classroom behaviors of students with behavior disorders?

    | Contributor(s):: Siegel, Wendy Lowe

  13. Animals may act as social buffers: Skin conductance arousal in children with autism spectrum disorder in a social context

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    | Contributor(s):: O'Haire, Marguerite E., McKenzie, Samantha J., Beck, Alan M., Slaughter, Virginia

    Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience high rates of social stress and anxious arousal. Preliminary evidence suggests that companion animals can act as buffers against the adverse effects of social stress in adults. We measured continuous physiological arousal in children with...

  14. Animal-assisted Activities for Students With Disabilities: Obtaining Stakeholders' Approval and Planning Strategies for Teachers

    | Contributor(s):: Baumgartner, Erin, Cho, Jeong-il

  15. Feather, Feet, and Fin Safety in the Classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Roy, Ken

  16. Educating Young People to Change Lives and Protect Animals: An Interview with Debra Corbett

    16 Mar 2015 | Posted by Katie Carroll

    Thinking back on our interactions with animals during our time as students, some of us remember a hamster incessantly running on the wheel in his cage in the corner of the classroom or maybe even a...

    https://habricentral.org/members/2412/blog/2015/03/a-passion-for-educating-young-people-and-protecting-animals-an-interview-with-debra-corbett

  17. What's a dog got to do with education? Illuminating what matters in education and in life.

    | Contributor(s):: Bernadette Nicholls

    In this thesis I analyse the students’ responses to Gus, an English Springer spaniel, whom I specifically trained as an education dog. I examine the students’ experiences from my Year 10 English, Year 10 Religious Education, Year 8 Religious Education and Year 7 Homeroom classes...

  18. Canines in the classroom: when schools must allow a service dog to accompany a child with autism into the classroom under federal and state laws.

    | Contributor(s):: Waterlander, Tara A.

  19. Socio-emotional correlates of a schooldog-teacher-team in the classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Beetz, A.

  20. Teachers' experiences with humane education and animals in the elementary classroom: Implications for empathy development

    | Contributor(s):: Daly, Beth, Suggs, Suzanne

    An increasing amount of research has emerged in recent years regarding the benefits that household pets have for individuals, much of which focuses on child-pet relationships. A number of studies have explored the role of pets in elementary classroom settings and what advantages their presence...