|HOW TO MANAGE OUR ANGER
AND IMPROVE OUR PLANET
|AN INSPIRATIONAL, MOTIVATIONAL
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED
THE PERFECT MOTIVATIONAL PRESENTER
FOR TODAY'S TIMES AND TODAY'S TEENAGERS
DAVE IS AN ADULT WHO YOUR STUDENTS WILL:
-ENJOY BEING WITH.
-LISTEN TO ATTENTIVELY.
-LEARN IMPORTANT LESSONS FROM !
You helped a lot of people. Thanks for the wake up call. I hope you change lives in other schools. Hope you come back."
-Student, Lindenwold High School
DAVE STREET WILL INSPIRE YOUR STUDENTS TO:
-UTILIZE THEIR ANGER TO CREATE A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY AND UNLIMITED SUCCESS !
-MAKE CHOICES THAT TRANSCEND OUR ANGER AND IMPROVE OUR LIVES !
-HAVE FAITH IN THE POWER OF GOODNESS !
|DAVE WILL INSPIRE YOUR STUDENTS TO REJECT VIOLENCE AND FIND POSITIVE SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS AND CONFILCTS !
||DAVE HAS NOW BEEN
APPOINTED TO THE NEW JERSEY CONFERENCE OF MAYORS SPECIAL TASK FORCE ON YOUTH AND SCHOOL VIOLENCE !
HOW TO MANAGE OUR ANGER AND IMPROVE OUR PLANET
WHY DO YOUR STUDENTS GET UPSET OR ANGRY ?
Dave has been interviewing students about the causes of anger. Here are three of the main reasons why students told Dave that they get angry:
“IT’S NOT FAIR !”
This is probably the number one reason why students say they get angry- something ‘unfair’ happens to them.
“PEOPLE WERE TALKING ABOUT ME BEHIND MY BACK !”
Another thing that causes young people to get upset is when others talk about them behind their back or spread rumors about them.
“SOMEBODY MADE FUN OF ME !”
Of course, one thing that always causes anger in school, and elsewhere, is when someone is made fun of, ridiculed, or teased by others.
“IT’S NOT MY FAULT, I DIDN’T DO IT.”
Something else that makes students upset or angry is when they believe they have been accused of something that wasn’t their fault or blamed for something they didn’t do.
Dave will show your students how to make positive choices and create new opportunities in life for success when they get upset or angry. Dave will also show them how to create a world in which all people are respected in treat each other with honor and dignity.
WHAT DOES THIS PROGRAM CONSIST OF ?
IT IS A THEATRICAL PRESENTATION THAT INCLUDES SOME DRAMA, SOME HUMOR, SOME STORYTELLING AND THE DISCUSSION OF IDEAS.
HOW DOES IT DEVELOP ?
The show develops by Dave illustrating the types of situations and things that make people angry. Dave then clearly illustrates, through stories, skits, humor and theatrical techniques, how that same anger can motivate us to improve our planet and create a positive world of unlimited success and opportunity for ourselves and others! For younger students, in grades two through four, Dave also does role playing with them.
HOW THIS PROGRAM CAME ABOUT
Dave Street has being doing programs, presentations and performances about various educational topics for over fifteen years at schools, events, colleges, theaters and facilities around the country.
This specific program came about as a result of a special grant in New Jersey that sponsored Dave to do presentations for 'at-risk' students in alternative schools, rehabilitation programs, detention centers for juvenile offenders and shelters for homeless teenagers. The focus of that program was to clearly illustrate how the same anger that influenced 'at risk' teenagers to participate in acts of destruction could also motivate them to help the planet if they could be shown their connection to the world.
Dave continuously received positive responses for this presentation, both from the 'at risk' students he did it for and the educators who worked with them. At one alternative school, what started as a rowdy audience gradually became a quiet and attentive group of students. Afterwards, one young man came politely up to Dave and said to him; "You really made everybody think about the world."
Then, after the shooting incident at Columbine HS in Colorado and the 'copycat' behavior in schools around the country, staff members at several New Jersey high schools asked Dave if he could adapt a version of the program for all students, not just those classified 'at-risk'. He quickly developed a new version and did a presentation of it at a North Jersey high school to a positive reception. This past year he continued to develop it at high schools, middle schools, technical schools and alternative schools throughout the state. The program Dave is now offering is a continuation of that work.
WHY IS DAVE STREET SUCH A SPECIAL PRESENTER ?
Dave Street is a certified teacher with a master's degree in education from Rutger's University. He's also a former stand-up comic and actor and has worked in the entertainment business. He's an affiliate member of the NJ Conference of Mayors and an associate member of the New Jersey Association of Counties. He was recently named to the New Jersey Conference of Mayors Special Task Force on Youth & School Violence. He's also a state approved presenter for the NJ Clean Communities Program. He has been honored by the NJ State Senate for his educational programs.
Dave uses entertaining theater techniques to communicate important positive messages and educational information to your students. He's performed at schools and events around the country, on Broadway and has been on national TV.
His combined background in education and entertainment has provided him with a wealth of interesting anecdotes to share with young people. His sincerity in helping them find positive solutions to the problems of life is immediately clear and helps him to communicate with audiences of all backgrounds. Dave Street is truly the perfect motivational presenter for today's times and today's teenagers !
TO SEE DAVE'S NEW REPORT ON HIS FINDINGS ABOUT STUDENT ANGER AND REDUCING SCHOOL VIOLENCE, PLEASE CLICK HERE: