FluffyPinkGerbil (pinkgerbil) wrote in boston_buddies,

NBR , but dog related .

This is awsome , I was always a good reader , but I have siblings who this could have helped .

"Students' Dogged Pursuit in Reading"

GAITHERSBURG, Md. - Ross, as the students call him, embodies a new breed of reading teacher in public schools. He's great with kids, patient, and likes to have his ears rubbed. He's a dog.

Every Tuesday at Washington Grove Elementary, students who struggle with reading get a private session with Ross, an Irish Setter, or with Tucker, a Golden Retriever.

For about 30 minutes, each child reads to one of the two trained therapy dogs. No teachers or other students are in the room. The animal's handler guides the lesson, but even she poses her questions as if the dog is the one who wants answers about the story.....

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