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About danblanchard

Parent, Educator, Author Dan Blanchard the Award Winning Author and Speaker, two-time Junior Olympian Wrestler, and two-time Junior Olympian Wrestling Coach who grew up as a student-athlete. Dan admits that as a youth he was more of an athlete than a student. Since then, Dan has successfully completed twelve years of college and has earned seven degrees. He teaches Social Studies in Connecticut’s largest inner-city high school. In addition, Dan is a Teacher Consultant for the University of Connecticut’s Connecticut Writing Project. He was chosen by the American Federation of Teachers as their face and voice of educational reform. Dan has authored the two dynamic teen leadership books, Feeling Lucky? and Feeling Good. His third book of the Granddaddy’s Secrets series, Feeling Strong! will be out next winter. As an educator, coach, author, and speaker Dan feels that it is his duty to positively influence our youth every chance that he gets! He lives with his wife, Jennifer, their five children, and family dog, Daisy.

Striving to Be Better Will Make Us Happier!

  Dan Blanchard award-winning author, speaker and educator Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.” Her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) the 32nd President of the United States of America said, “Above all try something.” So, what do these quotes, or words of wisdom, from [...]

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BOOK BORROWINGS- TED TALKS: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking by Chris Anderson

Borrow this book if you have to! Borrow the information inside of the book if you are smart! And make it yours if you are wise!   Part 1: Foundation   Every piece of human progress has happened because humans have shared ideas and the collaborated to make it happen. We need people to step [...]

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Dan Blanchard’s Blog Interview of Kaitlin Roig!

  Kaitlin founded Classes 4 Classes, Inc. a 501(c)3, knowing the importance of teaching the youngest members of our society, our K-8 students, the skills and lessons associated with positive social change. Classes 4 Classes aims to teach every student in the United States a social curriculum: compassion, caring, kindness, empathy, and consideration, through active [...]

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It’s What Lies Inside of Us That Matters!

  Dan Blanchard award-winning author, speaker and educator We have all heard people complain from time to time about all that they have been through and how life isn’t fair, right?  Listen, what we have been through, especially if it’s bad, does not define us as a person. It may influence us, but [...]

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Dan’s Interview of Talk Show Host Stefan Davis!

  Stefan Davis is a television talk show host and producer of I Found Light, Against All Odds. I Found Light Against All Odds is a TV talk show that is designed to address social, emotional and economic issues that today's youth are experiencing in their lives. The show also ensures that our youth and [...]

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BOOK BORROWINGS- The Roaring 2000s by Harry Dent

  Borrow this book if you have to! Borrow the information inside of the book if you are smart! And make it yours if you are wise!             According to futurist, author and speaker Harry Dent, our information revolution cycles through about every 500 years. Five hundred years ago Guttenberg created the printing press, which [...]

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Ah… You’ve Been Paying Attention!

    Dan Blanchard award-winning author, speaker and educator How often do we listen but not really listen? How often do we see, but not really see? Can you remember ever forgetting someone’s name right after you had just met them? Has anybody ever asked you what a friend of yours was wearing [...]

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Dan’s Interview of The Ebony Horsewomen Patricia Kelly

Patricia Kelly is a former U.S. marine, award-winning community leader and equestrian trailblazer with a storied history as a Black cowgirl who has also just been inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame. Patricia E. Kelly has been at the helm of the Hartford, CT-based non-profit organization Ebony Horsewomen, Inc. for the past 30+ years. [...]

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Dan Blanchard’s Interview of Amy-June Remy of the National Honor Society!

 Mrs. Amy-June Remy teaches math at Bellingham High School, as well as SAT, ISEE, and 5th -12th grade math classes at ASC English (a mostly Asian school in Boston) on Saturdays and she privately tutors 15-20 students each week. She is the Adviser to the BHS Math Club, the Coach of the BHS Math Team, [...]

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The End of Average by Todd Rose

    Borrow this book if you have to! Borrow the information inside of the book if you are smart!  And make it yours if you are wise!   Todd Rose’s book, The End of Average shows overs and over again that most of our social and institutional systems over the last hundred years or [...]

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