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In this week’s episode I interview Cara Zelas, the founder of Big World of Little Dude. Together we explore the crucial topics of emotional support dogs in schools, social-emotional learning, and enhancing student soft skills. Join us as we delve into practical strategies and the positive impact of these approaches on young learners’ lives. Cara’s expertise in this field promises a conversation you won’t want to miss! Check it out below.

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About Cara Zelas

Cara Zelas is an early childhood educator, social and emotional learning expert and author, who received a Bachelor of Media Communications and Bachelor of Elementary Education Degrees (Macquarie University, Sydney) as well as an Early Childhood Montessori Certification (West Side Montessori School, New York), and she is in the process of completing a Master of Education. Cara is the founder of Big World of Little Dude, an educational platform teaching children social and emotional skills. Little Dude has taught Cara and countless children that being kind to others is contagious. There are books for families to use at home and the humanKIND Curriculum for teachers to use in the classroom. For more information, please visit

John Spencer

My goal is simple. I want to make something each day. Sometimes I make things. Sometimes I make a difference. On a good day, I get to do both.More about me

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