Absolutely wonderful! The best (assembly program) I have seen so far. Kids were engaged the entire time...and it was an amazing way to reinforce our school's (program)."
Christine Soderman, Guidance Counselor
Godwin Elementary School
Midland Park (Bergen Co.), NJ
Magical, Interactive, Educational Shows for
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My Interactive Bullying School Assemblies Teach Your Students How to Stop Bullying Now!
In 45 minutes, your students will learn how to handle a bullying encounter, respect others, and the importance of kindness
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Plato
Social media and the general state of our country have created huge divides among our population. When children witness adults in the media being cruel to each other, they need positive reinforcement more than ever.
School assemblies on bullying-prevention can be part of the solution. My show, 'Stop Bullying Now!' will inspire your students to respect and help one another.
I’m school assembly presenter The Great & Powerful Dave. I’ve been performing educational & motivational school assembly programs in Central New York for over 20 years. I've now expanded my service area to include New Jersey, Connecticut, and downstate New York, and, with my bullying-prevention show, am delivering powerful messages of kindness and respect to your students.
After my program, your students will have easy-to-use strategies handle bullying encounters in or out of school. But there’s one key thing my elementary school assemblies have that others don’t.
Why My Anti-Bullying School Assemblies are Different from Other New York School Assemblies
After visiting elementary schools for the last two decades, I have discovered that schools often create their own anti-bullying acronyms or school-wide messages. Their district may also adopt specific bullying prevention initiatives.
Teacher and administrators want these messages reinforced so their students get a consistent message and the school’s curriculum is reinforced. But, with many assembly presenters, that doesn't happen.
Many performers offer bullying-prevention shows, but the script for their show is set in stone. They may deliver messages that do not align with – or even contradict! – your school’s goals. Your students could wind up getting a diluted message or mixed signals, resulting in confusion.
Customized Anti-Bullying Messages for Your School
I customize my bully-prevention assemblies to your school. Weeks before my visit, I contact you to get information about your anti-bullying curriculum and the acronyms, terminology, and slogans you use. These all get seamlessly woven into the show. The result is a assembly program that's a perfect fit for your school.
Why do I feel comfortable customizing my show when other performers don't? I’m a professional actor with years of improvisation training and over a decade touring with a professional children's theater troupe. I enjoy the challenge of creating something new when I visit a school. (You can learn more about my professional acting background, including my appearances on Seinfeld & Friends and in the movie 'Legally Blonde' – yes, really! – HERE.)
The important lessons in "Stop Bullying Now!"
Here are some of the key concepts I present in my fast-paced bullying school assemblies:
How to recognize the 5 most common types of bullying
6 non-violent ways to handle a bullying encounter
3 important points to remember if you realize you’re treating someone unfairly
Serious stuff, yes? Serious show? No!
Goofy, Kid-Friendly Magic Helps the Medicine Go Down
The lessons in my show are serious; the magic is not!
Some magicians try to impress elementary school students with intricate sleight-of-hand moves. Not me! Yes, my magic is amazing. But instead of focusing on skill, I emphasize fun and silliness.
My show is filled with:
bright, colorful magic
lots of opportunities for volunteers
Here’s an important point. The magic I use supports and illustrates the important bully prevention concepts I talk about. Magic is never done just for the sake of magic. It all has a point. Every trick I do is a metaphor for an important lesson.
Teachers LOVE this show
In the tri-state area, you'll find elementary schools of every stripe – each with a distinctive population – and I've performed for them all: magnet schools in New York City, small town schools in Upstate and Central New York, and big public and small private schools in the suburbs – from Westchester County to the tip of Long Island, from Connecticut commuter towns to southern New Jersey. I am an expert at holding the attention of all these populations and successfully delivering a message.
But don't take my word for it! Just read what these teachers have to say:
“Wonderful and engaging...for all students. This program incorporates magic, comedy, and the importance of
social/emotional learning. Imperative, post-pandemic."
-Mysti Williams-Vakkas, Kindergarten Teacher, Bayview Avenue Elem., Freeport, Long Island
“Awesome show...with a consistent, stand-up, anti bullying message. Dave definitely knows how to reach an audience...weaving in opportunities to be wiggly and loud."
-Tamara Chebar, Third Grade Teacher, PS 107, Brooklyn, New York
“Great show! Funny, engaging, age-appropriate (with) useful strategies.”
-Lindsey Chmura, Fourth Grade Teacher, Bayview Avenue Elem., Freeport, Long Island
"Wonderful! The kids absolutely LOVED him and his message was totally on point!"
-Joanna Cohen, Principal, PS 107, Brooklyn, New York
“Book it! Fun and engaging with a message.”
-Gisell Quinones, Second Grade Teacher, Bayview Avenue Elem., Freeport, Long Island
My 100% Money-Back Guarantee
Yes, I’m sure your kids and teachers will love my ‘Stop Bullying Now!’ show. I’m not afraid to guarantee it. My guarantee is simple:
If you don’t feel I captivated the attention of your students while delivering important and impactful bully prevention messages, you don’t have to pay me. That’s right. Zero. Zilch. Nada.
But after performing in hundreds of schools for over 20 years, I’m confident your school will not only love my show but also want to bring me back for one of my other amazing school assembly programs!
"Okay, Dave, I Love Everything You Say. Now What?"
Ready to begin? Call me today at 607-256-3500 and we can discuss your school’s assembly needs. If you are part of an assembly planning committee, please fill out the Contact Form on this page. You’ll receive anti-bully assembly program information with fees emailed to you instantly.
Just for requesting information, you will also receive my free report, “What is the One Question You MUST Ask Your Assembly Presenter?” (HINT: It’s not what you think!) This 2-minute report is yours free just for visiting my website.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!