Elementary School Assembly to Promote Positive Behavior
There’s Power in Being Nice
A program that promotes kindness, unselfishness, good manners and cooperation.
"Nice does not mean being a doormat." Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval, authors of The Power of Nice
If your school implements PBIS, then you’ll want to bring this program in your school. It is a fun entertaining assembly show that promotes positive behavioral skills. Students learn the difference between good and poor behavior and are given valuable tools to help them develop respect for authority, respect for others, and respect for themselves.
With magic, music, puppets and loads of audience participation, students laugh and learn how positive behavior is the ticket to academic success, reducing bully behaviors, and improving social-emotional competencies.
What it means to be nice
- Why being nice is important
- How positive behavior is the key to student leadership
At the end of this positive behavior program, students will learn how to be polite to one another and why name calling and teasing are inappropriate, negative behavior. They will come to understand the meaning of kindness and what it takes to exemplify positive behavior.
Richard designed this PBIS-style elementary school assembly to work within the guidelines of many schools’ positive behavior support programs. It is not the usual "one size fits all" style of school assembly program. It is designed to be adjust to the goals and objectives of your unique school.
This program mixes games, audience interaction, ventriloquism, and stories to illustrate the differences between positive and negative behavior. Students quickly learn why it's important to be polite and to use the manners, "please, thank you, excuse me, sorry," and why they should always offer to help to someone who may need help.
The goal of this program is to reinforce the golden rule, which is "to do unto others as you would like done to you." They learn that pushing, shoving, taking cuts, talking behind someone's back and teasing are rude behaviors. Through a series of silly puppets and hilarious examples, they come to understand the value of positive, polite behavior skills.
Richard presents these life lessons in an engaging way while reinforcing the school's positive behavior theme and policies. Throughout the school assembly program, Richard will explain what it means to do the right thing and make right choices.
Lincoln Elementary School, NJ
NOTE: "There's Power in Being Nice" is our updated version of the "Hey Dude, Don't be Rude Program" which the testimonial is for.