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Logan  Taylor

Logan Taylor

Author & Community Advocate

Biography

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 >

Before the pandemic, Taylor has headed several community outreach events. One that he is particularly proud of is called Cut the Hate and Share the Love. This annual outreach initiative was geared toward providing haircuts, clothing and shoes, and hot meals for homeless community and people less fortunate. Taylor has a heart for people who have a difficult time overcoming poverty. He himself is a product of low-income life, welfare, and homelessness. Not having his father, inconsistent involvement from mother most of his life and being raised by his grandmother, many wonder what keeps Logan motivated and focused. It is the love, support, and motivation he receives from his three (3) kids, extended family, and local community.

Leaving an environment better than the way he found it is his goal. Taylor has begun pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in social work and after completion, Taylor will obtain a Master’s degree as a therapist. Dr. Martin Luther King said, “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve and I am honored to be able to do my part. Logan Taylor lives his life by the mantra of Y.B.Normal?, when you can be extraordinary. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

You Matter

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Fight For Love

Speech Topics

Educator PD

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.

Respect

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.

Dropout

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.

PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support)

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.

Decision Making

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.