- How many students can participate in the Amazing Teacher assemblies?
- How far will you travel?
- How much does it cost to host an Amazing Teacher assembly?
- Do we need to provide you with a P.A. (Public Address) System?
- What do you need our school/library to provide?
- How much time do we need to allow between assembly programs?
- Can we schedule two different programs on the same day?
- Will you modify a program or customize a program at our request?
- Is it best to divide our students by grade level?
- What assembly program would you recommend as a reading reward or incentive?
We have performed for groups as small as 25 and as large as 1200. For educational significance, we suggest 250-300 students as a maximum number per presentation. If you have more than 150 students, we recommend a raised platform/stage or elevated seating (bleachers) and/or multiple presentations.
We will travel most anywhere, however we perform most of our programs in North Carolina and Virginia. When we travel, we try to block book an area. If several schools in the same area schedule programs, we often waive travel expenses and offer other incentives.
In most cases, we schedule our programs by the day (half-day or full-day). Half-day includes 1-2 presentations of the same program start at $550. Full-day includes 3-5 presentations of the same program start at $900.
Two nearby schools may split (share) a full-day and pay 1/2 of the full-day fee. Travel expenses vary depending upon your location but often can be discounted or waived by networking.
Since we have several rate options for public libraries, small schools, after-school events, and/or evening programs. Call us toll-free for more information or check the Amazing Teacher Fees on this site.
No, we provide our own microphones and sound system.
We bring everything we need for the programs except the students. However, if you have a clear stage or raised platform with steps, this is always a plus. Also, two folding chairs and one 6'-8' table would be helpful but are optional.
Depending upon the location of your auditorium, cafeteria, gymnasium (performing area), we might request two older students to help unload and load the equipment. Again, this is optional.
Typically we can reset most of our programs in the time it takes to dismiss one group and bring in the next group (about 10 minutes).
Maybe! It really depends on your timing and the location of the performances. Call us for details.
Certainly, as long as the changes do not impact the educational significance of the program. Since each of our programs are written like a one-act play, major changes can disrupt the flow and value of the presentation. Call us for details.
Educationally this is a wise decision as it allows us to present age-appropriate materials. However, from a practical standpoint, we know this is not always possible, nor is it required.
Ideal divisions for elementary are primary (K-2) and intermediate (3-5). For middle school and high school programs there is not a preferred grouping.
Our most popular motivational reading program is Celebrate. This program is a high-energy assembly with lots of audience participation. Since it is not tied to SOLs (Virginia) or state learning objectives (North Carolina), it works especially well for any age, even older students (6th-8th) and family gatherings (PTO/PTA).