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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.

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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Take Responsibility!

Dan Blanchard Award-Winning Author, Speaker, Educator; Parenting Expert, Life Coach, Columnist and Teacher Consultant! As much as we may want to, if something in our lives isn’t working out right we cannot blame other people or other things. When we blaming someone or something else, we aren’t putting our time and energy into [...]

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We Have Other Options!

Dan Blanchard Award-Winning Author, Speaker, Educator; Parenting Expert, Life Coach, Columnist and Teacher Consultant! Are you struggling? Good! I am too! We all struggle. It’s just the way life is. Believe it or not, it’s good for us to struggle a little bit. Unfortunately though, some of us struggle too much because no [...]

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Start with WHY by Simon Sinek!

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! Simon Sinek’s book, Start with Why is so good that I have read it multiple times. He wrote his book because he wanted to inspire people to do things [...]

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The Trick is to Not Judge People too Quickly!

Dan Blanchard Award-Winning Author, Speaker, Educator; Parenting Expert, Life Coach, Columnist and Teacher Consultant! Sometimes life is tricky, wouldn’t you agree? There is a lot that we do not understand in this world. And in some ways, believe it or not, that is a good thing. Not knowing everything gives us something to [...]

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Extra Work is Not Too Hard!

Dan Blanchard Award-Winning Author, Speaker, Educator; Parenting Expert, Life Coach, Columnist and Teacher Consultant! Life is already hard enough, right? And if it is already hard enough, then wouldn’t it be even harder, or maybe even too hard, to do more than we are already doing? Well, it’s hard to disagree with that [...]

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We Are Supposed to Be Successful!

A Unique Leadership Blog! Dan Blanchard Award-Winning Author, Speaker, Educator; Parenting Expert, Life Coach, Columnist and Teacher Consultant! We humans want to be happy and fulfilled. It’s a basic human need. Most of human behavior stems from trying to be happy and fulfilled. We also try to avoid pain too, but avoiding pain [...]

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