The show is fully self-contained.
Toby KID Klauenberg is a TEACHER
The audience should be seated very close to the front of the performance area. Children should be seated on the floor.
No center aisle is required or needed and is discouraged.
The best seating arrangments for kids.
The only thing you need to supply for Toby to put on a great program is; 1. An Audience 2. A space to hold the audience 3. A 110 outlet.
Toby brings everything needed to put on this show including; 1. Adequate sound system, 2. The backdrop, set and props 3. A 100-foot drop cord to reach an outlet.
Required performance space; 8' X 12' wide with at least a 9' ceiling.
The performance area should be well lit.
The gym is the most common performance area and most preferred.
Place the performing area, against a short wall, rather than in the middle. It is best if the audience is "deep" vs "wide"
If on a stage; The stage should be cleared and unobstructed by tables, decorations, etc. Front of stage access to the stage for audience members is imperative.
How to arrange the show area.
Before and After the show
Toby will arrive 25-35 minutes before show time.
He will check into the school’s main office.
A staff member is to escort Toby to the show area.
Toby will then move his vehicle to the nearest door to show location without steps. All show supplies will be rolled.
The show sets in 10-15 minutes.
Toby's show runs approximately 45 minutes.
Toby needs no introductions. Just give him a thumbs up to start the show.
He will address crowd expectations in the opening of his show.
Other activities at this assembly prior to the show is highly discouraged.
If presentations of any awards, honors or recognitions are planned, this activity is to follow the program. Inform Toby prior to the show should you have such intentions.
The show is repacked and clear 15 minutes after students exit.
Survey Monkey results
Ran August 2012 through May of 2013
211 schools were asked to fill out a survey
121 schools responded
Was the show entertaining? 100% YES
Was this a fun experience for your school? 100% YES
Did the show appeal to all age levels attending? 99% YES
Would you host another assembly? 99% YES
Was this show relevant to your curriculum? 98% YES
Was the subject matter presented clearly? 100% YES
Did the students learn from this show? 98% YES
Will you integrate elements of this show into your curriculum? 98% YES
Difference between Toby and your Teachers
Actually very little. Toby is passionate about feeding knowledge to those hungry to learn. Toby left the classroom in order to reach more with his enthusiastic desire to teach.
There is a difference between teaching and doing a show. Successfully melding these two arts is why Toby is such a sought after educational presenter.
Control in the classroom and from the stage is different. Unlike teachers, entertainers generally desire the audience to be in a single field of view; wide is education, deep is entertainment.
Toby is a recognized industry leader in
Children's Educational Entertainment
Toby's illustrious career includes writing and producing routines for WGN's Bozo Show and Televisa's Cepillín.
Toby was the editor for the largest online newsletter for children's performers with more than 2,000 subscribers.
Michael Josephson and Character Counts! relied on Toby to produce their first educational program.
McDonald's has also depended on Toby's expertise to be the co-author of The Complete Field Guide for Ronald McDonald as well as engaging him to write and produce multiple shows for Ronald McDonald.
Difference between Toby and other Performers.
An '87 graduate from Iowa State University in Ames Iowa, Toby has a BS in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Speech. He has continued his education with additional independent studies in Children's Theater, Psychology, Developmental Psych, and Business Administration.
Actually, a lot. Toby is different. He is a teacher that uses a variety of skills and techniques to educate.
Most assembly leader's job is entertaining. They use a 'cool' trick and twist a script to include some educational material.
Toby is a teacher. He writes a lesson. Then Toby applies the best teaching strategy for each developmental stage while considering the diversity of learners. Toby finds the strongest way to communicate these concepts be that with magic, juggling, comedy, interaction or lecturing influenced by the learning style, aptitude, skills, and enthusiasm of the students.
Surveys were given to elementary principals or administrators.
Handed out following assemblies 2015 - 2016.
178 surveys were delivered with 120 being returned.
average average average EXCELLENT
the Performer 0 0 8 112
Overall look & feel
of the show 0 7 7 106
Compared to other
assemblies 0 7 9 104