Al "the Respect Guy" Ulman with his school assembly program called The ROAR Show was at our school in Illinois. “The students’ attention was held through the humor and magic. This helped the ‘message’ of respect and responsibility to be more meaningful.”
~ Caroline W., 5th grade teacher, Maercker Intermediate, Westmont, IL
What will be your students New Years resolution?
Will your students resolve to be more respectful, more responsible, safe and healthy? How will you help them? This is your chance to make a positive impact on your students by giving them a show that helps them better understand, internalize and put into practice the values of respect and responsibility, not only in school, but in their daily lives as well.
The R.O.A.R. Show – Respect Others & Act Responsibly is a highly entertaining, motivational, enrichment school assembly program for 2nd through 5th graders. The show comes to you from Hawaii and visits schools in all 50 states. The R.O.A.R. Show will be in your area for only 5 days, January 30 – February 3, 2012. Please tell your parents and teachers that this is an important show you should have at your school.
This presentation fits well with all behavioral initiative programs. It teaches the students the importance of respect, responsibility, to be ready, to be healthy and to be safe. The best part is that the message is delivered to the students in a way that helps them internalize and utilize these values. This show helps students build positive character, self esteem and respect for themselves, the community, the environment and others. Your teachers and parents will appreciate having this assembly at your school.
Call now 1-800-874-2591 for more information or to book this outstanding assembly for you school.
I’m sure you have outstanding students. We can always use extra help to motivate them and keep them on a positive behavior attitude. I would absolutely love to speak to your students, I know they’ll love the show and be encourage to be respectful and responsible.
Best wishes for a productive and safe school year.
Al “the Respect Guy”
“So, this was one of the most amazing shows that we’ve had here at the Star International Academy. I’m definitely going to have Mr. Ulman (The Respect Guy) perform on a yearly basis for us. He was really great at integrating both ethical and moral values of respect for one’s self along with respect for others and the environment and the parents really responded favorably, too. So, this was really an amazing show. We’ll have you again. Thank you.”
School Involvement Liaison
Star International Academy, Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Mentors are heroes who mentor future heroes. Read Mentoring Heroes by Mary K. Doyle to learn how 52 women attained high levels of success with the help of mentors and how they, in turn, mentor others. The ROAR Show - Respect Others and Act Responsibly encourages elementary school children that by acting responsibly and making positive choices they can achieve great levels of success, too. I highly recommend this book if you want to give value to your wisdom, experiences, talent, and knowledge by sharing your unique gifts with someone else.
Mentoring Heroes won the Certificate of Excellence, National Publisher's Freedom Award, 2000.
Mentoring Heroes is an inspiration!
One of the most important things you can teach your child is respect.
Keep in mind that respect is not the same as obedience. Children might obey because they are afraid. If they respect you, they will obey because they know you want what's best for them.
The best way to teach respect is to show respect. When a child experiences respect, they know what it feels like and begin to understand how important it is.
Keep in mind the saying "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
Respect is an attitude. Being respectful helps a child succeed in life. If children don't have respect for peers, authority, or themselves, it's almost impossible for them to succeed.
A respectful child takes care of belongings and responsibilities, and a respectful child gets along with peers.
Schools teach children about respect, but parents have the most influence on how respectful children become. Until children show respect at home, it's unlikely they will show it anywhere else.
How can you show respect to your child?
Be honest - If you do something wrong, admit it and apologize.
Be positive - Don't embarrass, insult or make fun of your child. Compliment them.
Be Trusting - Let your child make choices and take responsibility.
Be fair - Listen to your child's side of the story before reaching a conclusion.
Be polite - Use "please" and "thank you". Knock before entering your child's room.
Be reliable - Keep promises. Show your child that you mean what you say.
Be a good listener - Give your child your full attention.
Children learn from everything we say and do. Make sure that you are modeling respectful behavior. Some of things you can do are:
Obey laws - Follow rules.
Be caring - Show concern for people, animals and the environment.
Avoid poor role models - When you see examples of disrespect, discuss them.
When you set rules at home, explain to your child why the rule is important. For instance, if the rule is "No TV between 4:00 and 6:00" it is because this is homework time and homework is important to keep grades up in school.
Teach your child to respect themselves. Self-respect is one of the most important forms of respect. Once we respect ourselves, it is easier to respect others.
Your opinion means a lot to your child. If you believe your child can succeed, they will believe they can as well.
Build their independence. Give them responsibilities as soon as they can handle them.
Help them set and achieve goals. Their self-respect will skyrocket when they see themselves achieving those goals.
Encourage honesty. Let your child know that they may be able to fool some people, but they can't fool themselves. There is no pride in stealing, cheating, or lying.
Most importantly, show love! Say 'I love you" often and give plenty of hugs and kisses.
If your child makes a mistake, remind them that they are still loved.
Age affects children's respect. Children and adults deserve respect at every age. Here is a guideline based on age:
Babies - They are too young to show respect but when you meet their needs, they learn to trust you. This helps as they get older because respect for authority is based on trust.
Toddlers - They are old enough to learn to say "please" and "thank you".
Preschoolers - This is a good time to teach rules and consequences.
Elementary age - They show the most respect for adults who make fair rules. It helps to let them have a say in the rules that they are expected to follow.
Middle and High Schoolers - Allow them to show independence, such as clothing or hairstyles, but make sure you have guidelines. They will appreciate the respect you are showing them. We respect you and the incredible job that you have, being a parent.
Have a great day!
"Flying the flag of the United States of America, Old Glory"
The ROAR Show School Assembly Program would like to wish the United States a Happy Birthday on the 4th of July, 2011.
The ROAR Show is an enrichment, motivational, school show that teaches elementary school children about respecting others and acting responsibly. Respect doesn't end with people but should also include our country. By flying our flag on national holidays we can show respect to the United States and the people who have served for us.
As a reminder, from Al The Respect Guy, if you are going to fly the flag after sunset, it should be lit.
“Respect is love in plain clothes.”
- Frankie Byrne
(Ireland's first and Radio Éireann's own Agony Aunt, 1922 – 1993)
This is a quote that The ROAR Show School Assembly Program has collected. ROAR is an acronym for Respect Others and Act Responsibly. Each quote deals with the topics of respect, responsibility, self-esteem, character building, manners, proper behavior, friendship and/or anti-bullying. We've enjoyed collecting these quotes and hope you enjoy reading them as well. We are happy to share them with you here. If you have any submissions on these topics please send them to us. Thank you, Al The Respect Guy
I had two quick things to pick up at the grocery store. There was only one gentleman in line before me. He only had five items. When it came time to pay for his purchase, he swiped his credit card and it was declined. The clerk suggested that he try to swipe his card a second time. Again it didn’t work. He swore he had plenty of credit. The customer then tried to call his card company to find out what was wrong. The clerk was very patient, but by this time there were three more costumers who got in line behind me. After not being able to reach the credit card company quickly the customer used another credit card to complete his purchase. What should have taken me a few minutes to run into the store, make my purchase and leave, now seemed like an eternity. What happened next surprised me and impressed me beyond measure. As the gentleman pick up his bag of groceries he turned to all of us behind him and apologized for the delay and any inconvenience he may have caused us! Was he being respectful by apologizing or just using common courtesy? He is what I call a true gentleman. He really brought home the message of The ROAR Show, which is Respect Others and Act Responsibly.
[Photo: Anne Young]
Animal Magnetism: This long-tailed monkey carried his feline pal around to protect her.
By: Jennifer Holland
Friendships begin with similar interests, out of respect and sometimes need. I found this article in the June 26th, 2011 issue of Parade Magazine about most unusual friendships called "Best Friends Forever" by Joanne Kaufman. Ms. Kaufman writes about conservation biologist Jennifer Holland and her book Unlikely Friendships. Ms. Holland writes about extraordinary bonds between animals of different species. To see more photos of unusual best friends in the animal kingdom go to www.Parade.com/aminals. I think you'll like it.