I've had the pleasure of meeting several Edu Pups in my district but non compares to Joker and I am lucky and proud to say that his handler is my ELL Team Leader. The children LOVE Joker, you could easily say he is the mot popular one in the school. I think every child in the school knows his name.
I personally got to see the power of having an Edu Pup in the classroom when one of my ELL Kinder students was having a though time fitting in. He was new to the school, as many of my ELL students are, and missed his old school and home. Because of this he began to lash out in appropriately at other students and teachers. All that changed when he met Joker. Joker was a friend that did not reject him. Someone that would always be there when he needed some comfort. This changed him and what a difference it made. From that point on he was happy and had a positive outlook, because he had a friend.
I was scanning my schools website the other day and found a video about Joker and what he does in the classroom. Wanna see?