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Margaret Clauder Presents - Big Thought Artist

The Hero is Within YOU! An anti-bullying program.

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer
On Campus Program
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Community/Fam.


Using music, storytelling and puppetry, performing artist Margaret Clauder, will engage children in learning to identify, avoid, and if necessary how to react to the 3 types of bullying: Physical, relational, and verbal. Children will learn and practice through dramatic roll play non physical verbal strategies to avoid being the victim of bullying. An emphasis in the program is to encourage empathy and respect for others and to avoid being a bully themselves. This program is based on "Don't Laugh At Me", a teacher's guide for creating a ridicule-free classroom, a project of Operation Respect.

Students Will

  • Learn to recognize and identify what a put-down is by listening to a story about a boy that was bullied. The story will be re-told but all put-downs will be changed to put-ups instead. Children will be taught to recognize and identify the difference.
  • Describe their feelings regarding how various put downs and put ups make them feel.
  • Learn and sing a song titled "Don't Laugh At Me" by Peter Yarrow from Operation Respect.
  • Book: Don't Laugh at Me (Reading Rainbow) Alan Seskin ISBN:2819546058
  • Don't Laugh At Me: Creating a Ridicule-free Classroom (Teachers Guide Grades 2-5)Mark Wiess, Linda Lantieri Laura Parker Roerden Peter Yarrow
  • See audience volunteers roll play positive words and actions to bullying behavior on stage with performer.
  • Identify and practice through dramatic play with volunteers during the program proper verbal and non-verbal responses and courses of action to the 3 types of bullying.


Dates: Available any day of the week, after school or summertime.
Times: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Duration: 45 minutes with a 30 minute break between programs.
School Fee: $425 for two back to back shows and $850 for 4-5 shows on one day
Minimum Attendance: 15
Maximum Attendance: 100
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: a 6 foot table
Other Information: Check on line calendar first for availability:

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: On-line calendar is available at to help you determine availability of artist. Call 817.980.1760 to confirm your booking request.
Deadline: Must contact and book a minimum of 2 weeks in advance.
Cancellation Policy: Bookings may be cancelled up to two (2) calendar weeks before performance without penalty. Bookings cancelled within two (2) calendar weeks of performance but up to one (1) calendar week before performance may be rescheduled as artist's bookings allow. Bookings cancelled within one (1) calendar week of performance will require balanced paid in full and rescheduling is at artist's discretion.
After School Policy: Teachers are required to remain in room during performance. Artist will discuss and define the seating area and performance area prior to start of performance. Photographs are permitted; however, no video recording of performance is allowed.

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