Tag Archives: Schools

Teens: Make a Conscious Effort Each Day to Seek the Positive

  A defining moment As some of you know, I have a nephew who has autism. His name is Patrick. During a recent school assembly I mentioned Patrick; and how he would never grow up to do certain things that other students are able to do. A sister of a student with special needs who was in […]

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Jeff Yalden Rocking Rockwood October 26th

While roaming the halls, the students of the Rockwood Area High School in Pennsylvania may have discovered posters of a man dressed in casual attire, tattoos revealed down his arms.  At first glance, he appears much different from the usual formal speakers that Rockwood has had, and that is a completely relevant assumption to make […]

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Atlantic City High School paid singer Ashanti $20,000 to speak to students

Here is an article I just read on the internet and I am dumbfounded that a school district would pay this amount of money to “A Celebrity” to speak to their students. Read Article by Atlantic City Schools . . . Click Here! I’m disturbed.  For 20 years I have traveled all over the country […]

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Youth Motivational Speaker Sends Strong Message to Oklahoma City Teens

On May 22-23, 2012 at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC), youth motivational speaker and teen life coach, Jeff Yalden mesmerized over 1500 teens from all over Oklahoma City.  His message left rave reviews on the evaluations and Oklahoma City Schools are already planning on Jeff Yalden to return (again) next year.  “These kids were awesome”, […]

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Youth Motivational Speaker Talks Bullying

It seems today that when I speak to High School or Middle School Administrators the issue that comes up is facebook issues involving their students.  Every Monday morning sets the tone for the day as each Principal has to address the issues over their high schools or middle school students and their actions on Facebook.  […]

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Oklahoma City Schools Hires Youth Motivational Speaker Jeff Yalden

On May 22-23, 2012, Oklahoma City Schools hires Youth Motivational Speaker and Youth Expert Jeff Yalden, for the second year in a row.  Jeff will speak to all the juniors from all the Oklahoma City Schools at Oklahoma City Community College. Last year, the students and staff raved about Jeff and requested Jeff come back […]

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3 Reasons Why Teens Attempt Suicide

I sit here nearly four days after hearing about a 7th grader from Michigan commit suicide and succeed in his attempt.  Yesterday, I hear from another high school in Michigan, where there has been 10 suicides in the past three years.  Last year, a school in upstate New York experienced three suicides in three months.  […]

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Character Counts . . . Teens and Characteristic Traits of Leadership

What is Character? The CHARACTER COUNTS! approach to character education doesn’t exclude anyone. That’s why we base our programs and materials on six ethical values that everyone can agree on — values that are not political, religious, or culturally biased. Use the points below to help students understand the Six Pillars. Trustworthiness Be honest • […]

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10 Changes for Students to Succeed in Class Today

Here are my 10 changes that you can apply today to be more successful in the classroom: 1.  Remain in the class the entire Period When the bell rings you are in class until the bell rings where you are dismissed.  You can get water, talk to friends, make that call, send that text, between […]

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Notre Dame High School hires Teen Speaker Jeff Yalden

On a warm afternoon, Jeff Yalden gets a phone call from the assistant principal at Notre Dame High School.  She says, “Jeff, I’ve been following your calendar for two years and I’ve wanted to book you, but we are a Catholic High School and we don’t have the budget.”  Jeff is always honored and excited […]

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