Workshops, assemblies and keynotes

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Sometimes you just need a little help to get started. Operation Respect workshops, assemblies and keynotes can help you launch your Don’t Laugh at Me curriculum implementation and other related efforts through music and experiential learning. Always presented by experienced educators, we build our services around your strengths, your needs, and your goals.  Whether it is an inspirational keynote or assembly program to get you started, or a series of workshops to help you integrate Don’t Laugh at Me into your current efforts, our staff, board members, and consultants stand ready to work with you.  Please contact Elizabeth Kolodny for more information or to schedule your services, and visit our current projects page to learn more about work we are doing around the world.

Special Workshop Opportunity:

Steve Seskin, Operation Respect Board member and the writer, along with Allen Shamblin, of “Don’t Laugh at Me”, offers unique assemblies and songwriting workshops with your students. Steve involves students in the writing process to craft a song about their feelings, their experiences, and their wishes for their school community. Long after Steve leaves, the songs he writes with kids are used by the school as a reminder of how kids should treat each other and are a source of pride for the students who created them. Learn more about Steve’s work and listen to some of the songs he’s written with students at then contact Elizabeth Kolodny to schedule Steve at your school.