George Lucas Educational Foundation

Michelle Blanchet

Teacher and Social Entrepreneur

Michelle Blanchet is an educator and social entrepreneur who is passionate about inspiring innovation in education. She has been working with young people for the past 10 years and founded the Educators’ Lab, which supports teacher-driven solutions to educational challenges. Michelle earned a master’s in international relations from Instituto de Empresa in Madrid. She taught sociology and economics, and has presented at numerous events, including SXSWedu and TEDxLausanne. Michelle is a part of the Global Shaper Community of the World Economic Forum and a member of the global incubator 1776. She has worked with organizations like PBS, the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, and the Center for Curriculum Redesign.

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  • Professional Development

    Overcoming the Isolation of Rural Teachers

    Finding a sense of community is sometimes a challenge for rural teachers, but these six strategies can help.
  • Professional Development

    Bringing Students Into Professional Development

    Instead of using PD workshop time making assumptions about students, we should get their input beforehand.