I am a teaching artist. My inspirational assemblies illustrate essential skills for students. The kids remember the content because I use juggling, humor, and storytelling to convey my messages.
As you look at my show titles and descriptions, if you don’t see what you’re looking for, contact me. I customize performances, and my big bag of tricks and stories has something for almost any occasion.
Do Your Best
Do Your Best is a test preparation assembly. In this show, basic concepts of test taking are reviewed in an inspired fashion. Attitude is the number one point covered. I touch upon basic test taking strategies such as showing up, eating a healthy breakfast, reading all questions carefully, answering all parts of a question, and checking one’s work. The lessons are conveyed with ball juggling, storytelling, plate spinning, club juggling, and bean bag chair juggling.
“The teachers unanimously said how much they liked the messages interspersed with such a professional performance. They also admired your masterful control of the children’s attention and behavior.”Kathy Barger, Grandview Heights School
Kindness, It’s in the Air
Kindness, It’s in the Air is an anti-bullying, character building presentation. Schools are working on educating their students about issues of respect, honesty, self-control, and collaboration. None of this happens without courage and kindness. This show supports the work that schools are already doing.
Wouldn’t it be great if our school was filled with kindness? Everyone can help to make this happen. The challenges centers on three Rs: Respecting self and others. Responding to unfair Situations. And Restraining oneself from doing things he or she knows are wrong. The content of the show is tailored to the age of the audience members.
The message is shared in a captivating way featuring the 100-mile an hour, three-ball juggle, a six-person plate spin, a wisdom tale and the juggling of Tic Tacs to beanbag chairs! And every part of the entertainment reinforces the message of bringing kindness more fully into our schools.
As always, I am happy to tweak the show so it directly includes your school’s language for these topics.
“I would like to tell you what a tremendous, well organized assembly you have put on for our school. You taught on several levels. Thanks so much for an excellent assembly.”Janet DiSilvestro, Dublin Schools
You Can Do Anything
You Can Do Anything is a show about learning. The basic theme is that through concentration, going step by step, and persistence you can do just about anything. This show features juggling of five balls, the down-the-middle trick with clubs, and an interactive poem about learning. The big finish involves a bowling ball.
Reward Show is a presentation to give your students a treat after improved grades, perfect attendance, or acceptable behavior for the semester. Many schools choose this action-packed show to help keep students motivated and feeling recognized for their achievements. It’s affirmation for a job well done and features the most entertaining tricks in my repertoire. Bowling ball juggling, hands-on activity for the whole group, and the amazing juggling of small human beings are usually part of the line up.
“Thanks for a great assembly. Your message was as good as your juggling.The students loved it and hopefully they’ll go home and talk with their parents about it.”Margie Brown, Crosby Elementary School
I teach entire schools how to juggle! Learning to juggle is an exercise in listening skills, persistence, and confidence. In conjunction with my performances, you can pick a single 45-minute workshop, or a whole day of workshops. The content varies depending on the age of the students.
My goal is to get the kids saying, “I did it.” These workshops are total hands-on participation for up to 80 students in a session. I bring the equipment. We use scarves, feathers, and juggling beanbags. These workshops are a confidence-boosting experience for your students!