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Character Education for grades 1-3 with Literacy and fun with award winning author Brad Tassell

from Author/Bullying Expert/Speaker Brad Tassell

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What does an author do? What does a comedian do?
What is the importance of practice in a lifetime of learning? What is the difference between tattling and Reporting? How do we give students the message that school is the most valuable asset for a lifetime of success?

5 time Pinnacle Award winning Comedian/Author Brad Tassell brings his character Billy Fustertag to life to teach kids about success at any age, the importance of practice, reading, and how school should be your favorite place to be for the next 20 years.

But since this is Brad Tassell there has to be magic, falling down, lots of silly learning songs about dead skunks, loving school, and the importance of ideas. We have points to get across, but there is always time for questions and out of the box learning.

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By Request: $175.00
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One hour

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3

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Primary Disciplines

Special Education, Character Education, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving, Gifted & Talented conflict resolution/bullying

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, FieldTripZoom, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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This program is offered at anytime for schools who wish a fun and funny character ed. program matched with literacy.

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Cancellations will be rescheduled.

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Author/Bullying Expert/Speaker Brad Tassell

Bowling Green, KY
United States

Author/Comedian Brad Tassell is the author of the award winning novel for teens and preteen on Bullying, Don't Feed the Bully. He presents for students, teachers, administrators, and is a comedian for Carnival Cruise lines.

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Program Details


1. We might start with the dead skunk song in an effort to get them ready to sing and joke along as they learn. Plus, the song gives a chance to teach the difference between joking and actually hurting.
2. Then a magic trick that turns into an important message about the real magic of reading and it's effect on a lifetime of success.
2.1 We might name the dinosaur?
3. We talk about what a comedian does, and get their ideas on what is funny.
4. We talk about what an author does, and how there are many ways to be an author.
5. We open up Billy Fustertag Learns Comedy, and we talk about the story real story that created the idea. Also, the difference between fiction and non-fiction. Then I read the first part of the book to help them with paying attention skills.
6. I demonstrate the importance of practice in life by performing how a my daughter learned to walk.
7. I mention my book on bullying, Don't Feed the Bully, and we talk about what bullying is and the difference between tattling and reporting. Plus, how we respect each other. But this is not a bullying program. (Schools that want more work on bullying can have this tailored.)
8. We talk about ideas and how far they can lead you. We sing the song about a girl who can't get food into her mouth.
9. We sing the I Love School song, and I talk about the ultimate importance of school while being able to joke about it at the same time.
10. I fall down out of breath.
11. Questions and reiterating main points.


The participants will:
-explode with laughter as they grasp the magic that reading can be.
-see that writing is more than just a book, but could be a fortune cookie.
-work on controlling their behavior by going from hysterics to listening quickly.
-grow in their understanding of respect, helping those who are hurt, and importance of practice.

Standards Alignment

National Standards


Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.


Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.


Students read a wide range of literature from many periods in many genres to build an understanding of the many dimensions (e.g., philosophical, ethical, aesthetic) of human experience.

Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.--

* Describe relationships between personal health behaviors and individual well being.
* Identify indicators of mental, emotional, social, and physical health during childhood.
* Describe the basic structure and functions of the human body systems.
* Describe how the family influences personal health.
* Describe how physical, social, and emotional environments influence personal health.

Students will identify characteristics of valid health information nd health-promoting products and services.--

* Demonstrate the ability to locate resourcesfrom home, school and community that provide valid health information.
* Explain how media influences the selection of health information, products and services.
* Demonstrate the ability to locate school and community health helpers.

Students will analyze the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health--

* Describe how culture influences personal health behaviors.
* Explain how media influences thoughts, feelings, and health behaviors.
* Describe ways technology can influence personal health.
* Explain how information from school and family influences health.

Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health--

* Distinguish between verbal and non-verbal communication.
* Describe characteristics needed to be a responsible friend and family member.
* Demonstrate healthy ways to express needs, wants, and feelings.
* Demonstrate ways to communicate care, consideration, and respect of self and others.
* Demonstrate attentive listening skills to build and maintain healthy relationships.
* Demonstrate refusal skills to enhance health.
* Differentiate between negative and positive behaviors used in conflict situations.
* Demonstrate non-violent strategies to resolve conflicts.