Author & Community Advocate
What is your why? What is your purpose? These two questions are asked by Logan Taylor to ensure that his audiences are maximizing their full potential. The founder of Y.B.Normal?. Taylor has spoken to thousands upon thousands of people worldwide. Y.B.Normal? is the vehicle for which he is allowed to serve in various capacities. Taylor currently mentors struggling youth in schools; implements curriculum and journal writing that focuses on social emotional development, and leads community projects. Read More >
Refuse to Give Up
Fight For Love
No one is giving out awards for the teacher who stays afterschool the longest. Not to suggest that sacrifice isn’t warranted to be an excellent educator, but at some point, YOU have to take care of YOU to ensure that you are in the best position possible to teach and help others. Y.B.Normal? discusses the importance of establishing and maintaining positive mental health, self-care, and self-advocacy for the novice, the veteran, and every educator in between. After the impact of Covid-19, teachers have to be bold to recognize their feelings of insecurity, anxiety, and uncertainty just as much as they embrace the feelings of gratitude and relief for overcoming major obstacles. The message of Y.B.Normal? is one captured by Dr. Seuss that states, “It’s ok to not be ok but it’s not ok to stay that way”. There must be a safe space in schools for this type of vulnerability for educators.
Y.B.Normal? presentation emphasizes the importance of creating a culture of respect. Respect between teachers and students, teachers and teachers, and students and students. You can expect what you inspect which means there has to be mutual respect among all. Each person holds himself accountable first. This presentation on respect also addresses the issues of bullying. Bullying of any type (cyber, physical, prejudicial, or the like) is unacceptable. However, attacking this issue focusing on the importance of self-respect and self-worth is another way to support Anti-Bullying.
Y.B.Normal? has a POWERFUL way of encouraging and empowering students that increase their desire to complete their education. His message will also reinforce the value of believing in oneself and believing what’s possible. Journaling and checking-in with students who are struggling (academically, socially, and or emotionally) will help them to find community and to increase their desire to learn and grow.
The success of our schools lies in the ability to teach students the power of positive behavior. PBIS is a framework of principles that can be used in schools to increase the desired level of important social and learning outcomes. Y.B.Normal? helps schools implement an evidence-based three-tiered framework for improving and integrating all of the data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes every day. The organization also helps students focus on choices that promote academic success and social competence.
Y.B.Normal? helps with the cognitive process of choosing a better course of action. Students find themselves in trouble because of their poor decisions. Y.B.Normal? involves 4 phases to help students identify ownership and determine reality. This program is customizable based on the client’s identified needs.
"His story was remarkable and such a tremendous asset to my students and school. Everyone who brings Mr. Taylor in will be impressed by his selflessness, kindness and warm-hearted nature. My students and staff enthusiastically asked questions and answered questions that sometimes made them look at the situation differently without the slightest hesitation of fear or rejection. I assure you that Y.B.Normal? has high morals, values and integrity without question. Book Y.B.Normal? for you group – it is worth it!"
"I would like to sincerely thank you for empowering our girls and for instilling a newfound sense of confidence in each of them. I was so impressed with how you challenged each of us to indentify certain qualities in our mentality that holds us back as a program from reaching our fullest potential. I admired how you instilled resilience and a growth mindset by sharing your own personal expériences, struggles and obstacles with us. Your positivity and advice on acting and thinking like winners became infectious, itw as a beautiful thing to witness. You truly have a passion for empowering all youth from diverse backgrounds. You’ve healed so many and you’ve made such a wonderful impact in the lives of my grils and so many more."
"Mr. Taylor’s ability to connect with my students on the level which they were able to understand made a very great impression on them. Mr. Taylor through his message and actions displayed that he cares for my students and their future success. His approach is a perfect fit for students experiencing the often-distracting teen and early teen years. His pleasant and positive attitude made himself to be one who is approachable which was évident by my students not being afraid to interact during the presentation and asking questions at the end. Mr. Taylor overflows with a wealth and knowledge and skills evidenced by his relentless motivation, outstanding inspiration and heartfelt encouragement."
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