Well I don’t know if I agree. As boring and dull as the classroom may be pets may be a huge distraction. I would much rather play with a cute kitten than pay attention to Geography or Maths. I am sure there are many other ways to brighten up a classroom with out using big distractions. Though fish would be very cute to have in a classroom and not a big distraction!
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Post by Dragoneyes on Sept 8, 2004 12:26:40 GMT -5
It depends how old the children learning are. If they're young it could be part of their learning to look after and care for something else.
Young children have never had anything relying on them before, they've always been the ones to rely on others. A pet would teach them some responsibility. Also, if the pet is at school the pupils can share the responsibility rather than it just being theirs alone like it would be at home.
For older children it would just be a distraction.
Post by ElberethVarda on Sept 9, 2004 13:25:03 GMT -5
In the instance of just pets, no. There is no reason to, and one child's pet may disturb another's pet, and that would disrupt the whole classroom. There would be the problem of the pets making noise, needing to *ahem* relieve themselves and a myriad of others.
As to animals in the classroom, that is a different matter. If the class is studying a certain type of animal, it might be beneficial to have an actual specimen of it, for the class to closely study and observe.