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"If a boy gives a girl a rose a day for twelve days rather than a dozen roses all at once it will surely have greater impact."- Frances Hemerston

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You're the luckiest human being in the world...It’s Nov. 6th, 2004, the crash of helmets echo against an unnatural silence in UT’s locker room at half time. A thought hangs like a cloud over the team...Oklahoma State played a perfect half of football. This is unbelievable! We’re down thirty-five to fourteen.

Head Coach Mack Brown breaks the silence, “Oklahoma State had a career half. We did not. They cannot play any better. We can. We get the ball to start the second half. Let’s score in this first drive and I guarantee you the score at the final gun will be 42 - 35.”

At the end of the game Coach Brown apologized to his team, "I underestimated you." UT won
56 to 35. Was this an isolated event or the results of an exceptional teacher? Let’s dig deeper.

It’s now January 2, 2005, the 91st Rose Bowl, and UT is up against Michigan. It’s a cliffhanger. The final play is left in the hands of Dusty Mangum, a walk-on field goal kicker, whose closest experience to this type of situation was back during his Mesquite High days.

Photo: W. Gallagher,Inside TX

Fans are literally chewing their nails to the nub as Coach Brown calls Mangum to the sideline. What would you say to this young man? Let’s listen in.

“You're the luckiest human being in the world," Brown tells Mangum, "because on your last kick at The University of Texas, you're going to be the hero."

… As ten Longhorns huddled near the right hashmark at the Michigan 19-yard line, Mangum stood alone in front of 93,000+ fans. So, what goes on in a kicker's mind at a time such as this? "I was singing the song ‘Just One’ by Hoobastank.”

"I've gotta feeling that won't go away
I've gotta know
If they got away
My opportunities
Just one,
Chance is all I ever wanted


Just one,
Time I'd like to win the game
From now on,
I'd take the chance if I can have it
Just one, just one"


With just two seconds remaining in the 91st Rose Bowl, Mangum's kick lifted Texas past Michigan, 38-37, for the UT’s first-ever BCS Bowl victory. Mangum's Rose Bowl FG Is One For The Ages, by Bill Frisbie, Jan 2, 2005

Under almost insurmountable pressure, Dustin Mangum is not reviewing how to kick the ball. Instead his mind goes naturally and effortlessly to a song containing what he needs to accomplish his goal,"Just one, time I'd like to win the game...I'd take the chance if I can have it"

Who would think Mangum singing a song is significant? Research supports this almost invisible event. "Information learned in song, rhyme or rap is more easily recalled when in a state of high arousal (anxiety). This is due, of course, to the fact that this information is stored in a different fashion than traditional verbal cognitive information."
- Bruce D. Perry, Ph.D.

Another event, another crowd, and another "little" hero confirms Dr. Perry's research:
There's a big festival and thousands of people are there. I turn around and my four-year-old daughter is gone. I panicked. She's all alone in the midst of a giant crowd. So what goes on in a four-year-old's mind at a time like this? "I was singing the song, 'If Your Parents Get Lost'."

"So if your parents get lost,
It's your turn to be the boss.
I'll be walkin' real tall,

And in no time at all,
They'll be laughin' and cryin'.
They showed up in no time."

Lyrics from: If Your Parents Get Lost

She looks around, finds a policeman and tells him, "My mommy's lost, but it's okay because she'll be back real soon!" It's almost verbatim quoting of the lyrics from Yello Dyno's song, If Your Parents Get Lost. She wasn't scared. I was the one who was in hysterics and crying and it's so funny because she looked at me and said, "It's okay, Mom." And she started laughing and said, "That's just like the song. You'll be laughing and crying. I never understood that, but now I know what it means!" Angie's Story

We are changing the lives of children by using The Yello Dyno Method™. Based on Dr. Perry's research, we encoded key safety information in memorable music.

Like Mack Brown, each day we have the opportunity to "coach," to inspire, impart knowledge and skills, and build self-confidence to prepare children to act successfully. When you teach using the Yello Dyno curricula, you will be imparting the foundation knowledge for all anti-victimization to your Pre-K through 6th children. They in turn will be able to act successfully to protect themselves. May I suggest including Yello Dyno in your New Year Resolutions for all the children whose lives you touch.

Yours for child safety,

Jan Wagner
Yello Dyno Founder

P.S. To have a Yello Dyno Curriculum sent for you to review for thirty days call me at 888-935-5639 ext. 100 or email me at
For more information on our series of curriculum visit: TeacherSample.htm

P.S.S. Meet me on my video message and learn why The Yello Dyno Method™ is so effective:

Sources: Bruce D. Perry, Ph.D.

Mack Brown Texas Football: Texas Quotes 11/6/04

Hollywood Ending! By Bill Frisbie, Jan 2, 2005

Mangum's Rose Bowl FG Is One For aThe Ages, by Bill Frisbie, Jan 2, 2005

UT Game, November 6, 2004, Reporter Greg Singer, Local TV


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