of all student
s and staff
at a school for a specific informational, educational, or motivational purpose. Often held in a gymnasium
, or "multi-use" room
Subjects of school assemblies include:
to audience ratio
in this setting is not optimal
for learning. However, the specialized knowledge of a guest speaker or performer is often sought out to inspire
students in a particular subject area. Savvy teachers refer back to the assembly in the classroom
to enhance their curriculum
And sometimes the staff just wants someone else to babysit their students.
* Often a major source of income for performing artists. Musicians, puppeteers, storytellers, magicians, dancers, and theatre artists can find regular work touring to schools, if there is local support available (i.e., funding from the school, PTA, the state, local businesses).