About Dan GartrellDan Gartrell was a sixth grade teacher in Ohio and a Head Start teacher for the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe in northern Minnesota. During the 1970s, Dan completed his Masters degree at Bemidji State University where he was a CDA trainer for the Child Development Training Program. Dan received his Doctor of Education Degree from the University of North Dakota in 1977. For many years, Dan was director of the Child Development Training Program and professor of Early Childhood and Foundations Education at Bemidji State University. Dan is an Emeritus Professor from Bemidji State.

Dan has written eight pieces that have appeared in YOUNG CHILDREN (the Journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children). Between November of 2005 and November of 2014, Dan was the principle author of a regular column for YOUNG CHILDREN titled “Guidance Matters”.

Dan is the author of four books:
*A Guidance Approach for the Encouraging Classroom (Wadsworth/Cengage Learning. 6th edition, October 2012 )
*The Power of Guidance (Delmar/NAEYC, 2004)
*What the Kids Said Today (Redleaf Press, 2000).
*Education for a Civil Society: How Guidance Teaches Young Children Democratic Life Skills (NAEYC, 2012)/a>

He has presented over 300 keynotes, workshops, and trainings in many states, Germany, and Mexico.

Dan was born in New York City, March 31, 1944, and  raised in Nyack, New York, in the Hudson River Valley.  He has lived in Minnesota (“where we walk on water half the year”) for almost 50 years.He received his  BA in education from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Dan is a member of a blended family that includes wife, Dr. Julie Jochum Gartrell, five children aged 38 to 48, and eleven grandchildren (he’s got photos). A complete training blurb including fees and expenses is available by email. You can get in touch with Dan directly by visiting his contact page.

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