Michelle Blanchet Times 10 Author

Michelle Blanchet

Michelle Blanchet is co-author of The Startup Teacher Playbook (Times 10, 2020), co-author of Preventing Polarization (Times 10, 2023), and an educator and social entrepreneur striving to improve how we treat, train, and value our teachers. After ten years of experience working with young people, she 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 has taught social studies in Switzerland and the U.S. and has presented at numerous events, including SXSWedu and TEDxLausanne. Michelle is a part of the Global Shaper Community of the World Economic Forum. She has worked with organizations like PBS Education, the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, Ashoka, and the Center for Curriculum Redesign. Follow Michelle on Twitter @educatorslab.

Books from Michelle Blanchet


"Like so many educators, I have ideas, I have problems to solve, but I struggle to come up with solutions or to see any of my great ideas come to light.  I am SO INSPIRED after working through the Educator Canvas!  I realized that I literally had 17 tabs open at once as I worked through understanding my problem and finally landing on a solid solution. The canvas provided a guide to design an end product."