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Martin Luther King School Assemblies - A Remarkable Performer!

  
  
  
  
  

martin luther king school assemblyI had to share this. As January kicks off and Schools begin to enjoy our Martin Luther King school assembly program, reports begin to come back. I spoke to representatives of two schools this morning and thought I would share their responses.martin luther king school assembly

In Bath, Ohio, we recently visited Old Trail School. The performer is named Rojo, and he has been with us for some years and is a favorite in many schools. Here is what I heard this morning from the coordinator in Bath, Ohio:

“Well at first I was a little apprehensive, as it started out a little slow in the beginning, but, oh my word! As soon as he picked up the mike and began to speak the first words of one of D. King’s speeches it was electric! From then on the program was absolutely mesmerizing! The children loved it, and everyone learned something! My son and I have visited the MLK center, but even so we came away with things we had never heard before. Rojo was great!”

Martin Luther King school assemblyRight after that I spoke with the representative at John Glenn Elementary in Seven Hills, Ohio and the response was similar:

“He was awesome! Everyone has been talking about him ever since the show, in class and in the halls. It was wonderful! The principal is so upset because she had to be a principals meeting and missed the show. When she heard everyone talking about how great it was she was so disappointed she had missed it!”

Well, we hear comments like this all the time.

Rojo is a funny, dynamic and multitalented performer whose skills as an actor and entertainer are way over the top. Last summer I had him out to our neighborhood picnic in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and he donned clown attire to entertain all of the neighborhood children at the event. We were treated to Mother Nature's finest summer rain that day and it would have been a disaster for the kids, but for Rojo. He enthusiastically worked with the children and kept their spirits high and their minds delighted all afternoon despite the rain. It turned out to be a great day because of his dedication and creative, positive energy.Martin Luther King school assembly

Rojo is truly a force of nature whether as Dr. Martin Luther King or in any of his other guises!

Schools looking for assemblies in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and throughout the Midwest can schedule MLK with Rojo. He also performs two other programs for us, Skydome Planetarium and Inspector Iwannano, and his tour will also take him to the East Coast later this school year. If you are seeking ideas for ways to celebrate Martin Luther King or Black History Month, the Martin Luther King program is an excellent choice. But don’t hesitate, though we have additional tours in addition to Rojo, most are close to selling out!Martin Luther King school assemblies

Geoff Beauchamp is the Regional Manager of Mobile Ed Productions where "Education Through Entertainment" has been the guiding principal since 1979. Mobile Ed Productions produces and markets quality educational school assembly programs in the fields of sciencehistorywritingastronomynatural sciencemathematicscharacter issues and a variety of other curriculum based areas. In addition, Mr. Beauchamp is a professional actor with 30 years of experience in film, television and on stage. He created and still performs occasionally in Mobile Ed's THE LIVING LINCOLN


School Assemblies - An Antidote to Winter Blues

  
  
  
  
  

So Thanksgiving is over and that only means one thing here in Michigan and Ohio and the rest of the Midwest. Winter is coming and it’s right around the corner! school assemblies   snow day

As the school year hurtles toward the Christmas/New Years break, everything is moving so quickly that it is easy to forget that right after New Years begins the dark months of winter here in the midwest, when frequent bad weather often keeps students shut inside for days, weeks and even months. It can often be hard to keep up the enthusiasm during these bleak days.

school assemblies - abe lincolnA perfect remedy for the winter blahs is to host a school assembly program! January features martin Luther King’s birthday, while February is of course both Presidents Month and Black History Month. January and February are thus perfect times for programs about either George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, or about school assemblies - black historyMartin Luther King, or any one of the other many fine leaders from Black History.

I mean, how better to cure "cabin fever" than from a visit by someone who grew up in a cabin? (ooh... that was really bad!)school assemblies abraham lincoln

Keep in mind though that dates are always limited so if you have not yet scheduled something for the winter you may have to choose from remaining open dates. Don’t hesitate much longer though as January is right around the corner!

Also, when scheduling a winter program be sure to check on the company policy for weather days. You should not be held responsible for paying for a program your school could not have due to a snow day. Reputable companies will not charge for weather cancellations, so be sure to check before scheduling!

Geoff Beauchamp is the Regional Manager of Mobile Ed Productions where "Education Through Entertainment" has been the guiding principal since 1979. Mobile Ed Productions produces and markets quality educational school assembly programs in the fields of sciencehistorywritingastronomynatural sciencemathematicscharacter issues and a variety of other curriculum based areas. In addition, Mr. Beauchamp is a professional actor with 30 years of experience in film, television and on stage. He created and still performs occasionally in Mobile Ed's THE LIVING LINCOLN

Daylight Savings Time - Ben Franklin School Assembly Program

  
  
  
  
  

great assembly programHere is something to remember! Next Sunday we leave Daylight Savings Time, at 2 AM local time. So don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour at that time or you will be really early to Church that morning! 

And while you are at it, you might want to say a mental “thank you!” to Ben Franklin, of all people. Seems it was Ben’s idea in the first place to begin changing clocks in the summer time in order to get more use out of daylight hours and save on the expense of oil lamps! I only just learned that recently when I took in a performance of our Ben Franklin school assembly program with Dave Mitchell, one of our finest school assembly performers.school assembly program

That is one of the things I love about assemblies for schools, and about educational school assembly programs featuring historical characters especially. You come away not only with a better understanding of the person and their importance and accomplishments, but also with a wealth of little bits of information you are highly unlikely to find anywhere else but which are extremely fun to learn. The Ben Franklin program is a great assembly program! But, over the years, I have heard many people express similar pleasure about the information in our Abraham Lincoln assemblies, and our Black History assembly programs (Martin Luther King, Frederick Douglass, The Spirit to Overcome!).

black history assembly programsSo if you are seeking ideas for elementary or middle school assemblies, or alternatives to field trips in this down economy, remember to consider bringing in a historical character. You never know what you might learn!

Geoff Beauchamp is the Regional Manager of Mobile Ed Productions where "Education Through Entertainment" has been the guiding principal since 1979. Mobile Ed Productions produces and markets quality educational school assembly programs in the fields of sciencehistorywritingastronomynatural sciencemathematicscharacter issues and a variety of other curriculum based areas. In addition, Mr. Beauchamp is a professional actor with 30 years of experience in film, television and on stage. He created and still performs occasionally in Mobile Ed's THE LIVING LINCOLN 

Learning to Be Lincoln - School Assemblies for Presidents Month

  
  
  
  
  

abraham lincoln school assembly programA new book caught my eye this week, or rather my ears, as I first heard about this new tome while listening to a radio interview with the author, Eric Foner. You would think that with the vast plethora of books available about Lincoln that we would scarcely need another ( there are more books about Lincoln than almost any other person who ever lived!). But in this case, the author has provided something very useful by examining the course of Lincoln’s thinking about slavery and about African Americans in general, and how that thinking changed over time. I highly recommend “Our Lincoln: New Perspectives on Lincoln and His World” by Eric Foner. Here is a great review - http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/03/books/review/Reynolds-t.html

So what is this to do with school assembly programs? Well, we are charging headlong toward that time of year when the phone rings off the hook with representatives of schools calling frantically trying to schedule Martin Luther King for January or Abraham Lincoln for February. It is amazing how many people wait until November or even December to call and then are surprised to learn that there is nothing left available!Martin Luther King School Assembly Program

Both Martin Luther King and The Living Lincoln are great shows. Martin Luther King is a perfect program to feature for Dr. King’s birthday or as a Black History assembly program for Black History Month in February. The Living Lincoln, featuring a stunningly accurate and realistic Abraham Lincoln impersonator leading students of all ages through a 45 minute chronological first person narrative of the life of the 16th president. There is no better way to celebrate Presidents Day in February.

However, as I have pointed out before, dates for both these programs are limited and fill in quickly. As I write this in October, depending on geographic concerns, there may or may not be dates left in your area. But in a month or two there will certainly not be any left so I strongly recommend trying to secure your date today! Bring history to life for your kids and see how the past illuminates the future! 

Geoff Beauchamp is the Regional Manager of Mobile Ed Productions where "Education Through Entertainment" has been the guiding principal since 1979. Mobile Ed Productions produces and markets quality educational school assembly programs in the fields of sciencehistorywritingastronomynatural sciencemathematicscharacter issues and a variety of other curriculum based areas. In addition, Mr. Beauchamp is a professional actor with 30 years of experience in film, television and on stage. He created and still performs occasionally in Mobile Ed's THE LIVING LINCOLN

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