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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.

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Dear Granddaddy, why does my son listen to his father more than me? Janice C. - frustrated mom. Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XYPNaKe4fY&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=30 Janice, it’s been said millions of times in millions of different ways that a boy needs a father figure. Heck, there was [...]

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Dear Granddaddy, why do people have to bully? Janice. – angry high school student. Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCQSoZ8aO0c&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=29 Janice, I don’t blame you for a single second about being indignant. Everyone should be well aware of the perils of bullying by now. At this [...]

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Dear Granddaddy, I’m seeing teachers drop like flies. We can’t seem to keep young teachers, and we can’t seem to get new ones fast enough to fill the holes. Sean D- a concerned educator. Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJmNaQq8KJg&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=28 It’s scary when I talk to [...]

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Dear Granddaddy, I don’t understand why we have to do a Capstone Project to graduate high school. Alyana Z. – high school student. Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubUNxcv_ZmA&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=27 Alyana, I hear you loud and clear. As a matter of fact, as a high school teacher [...]

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Dear Granddaddy, why are teachers going on strike? Leo T. – concerned citizen Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byfWHsw5Ra4&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=26 Leo, thanks for taking your valuable time to ask about this very important matter. What’s happening in our schools across the country is not obvious to people [...]

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Dear Granddaddy, why do my parents keep pressuring me to go to prom? Prom really isn’t my scene. James F. – high school student Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSe5mIu2SaM&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=25 James, as a schoolteacher and a parent, I have some experience with kids who wonder if [...]

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Dear Granddaddy, my daughter is always complaining. Frank D. – A worried single-dad. Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXMnGvFHj0A&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=24 Frank, I want to pat you on the back for stepping up and being a real man. Real men don’t run away from being a single dad [...]

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Dear Granddaddy, I’m afraid that my child won’t get the education and opportunities he needs to reach his full potential. Carey C. - worried mom. Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9f_nf3zBSE&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=23 Carey, I hear you and I think a lot of us parents are worried during [...]

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Dear Granddaddy, I’m worried about what other students think of me. I don’t want to be one of those dorks. So, sometimes I do things not to be. Dan M. - Teen trying to fit in. Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhmCDhGFtp0&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=22 Dan, I know what [...]

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Dear Granddaddy, I have worked very hard to become a teacher. And my students don’t seem to care about how much I know. Ben G. – frustrated and overworked teacher. Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPt9bhuSMr4&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=21 Ben, what you went through to become a teacher would [...]

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