Per an article from 75million.org, scientific research and findings from a new m

Per an article from 75million.org, scientific research and findings from a new market research survey of 2,000 parents align with an idea already backed by decades of robust research: give pets a place in schools.
Research published in 2020 in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that having animals in the classroom can have a positive impact on learning by directly increasing motivation, engagement, self-regulation, and human social interaction.
As a pupil services director, justify your support for, or opposition to, investing to bring intentional pet interaction into the traditional classroom setting (Not to be confused with ADA service animals or a comfort animal designated to one specific student) *Also, feel free to share your personal experiences on this topic smile

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https://www.waltham.com/news-events/human-animal-interaction/teachers-pets-animals-in-the-classroom-could-aid-learning