Putting the learner first means focusing all activity within our schools and districts the development of deeper learning outcomes. By measuring these outcomes and what enables their development, we support learners to contribute to others’ lives and their communities in meaningful and fulfilling ways – we support them to succeed now and in their futures.
Meet Joanne McEachen
Joanne is originally from New Zealand and is now based in the USA. She is President and CEO of The Learner First and co-founder of the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning global partnership. Joanne is currently on the Karanga executive team – a global group based out of the Salzburg Global Seminar that is engaging countries in SEL and Wellbeing.
Joanne has been a teacher, principal, and education system leader, and she understands the complexity of teaching and leading in a school system.
Learn about our partnership with New Pedagogies for Deep Learning
The Learner First’s partnership with NPDL, as well as it’s knowledge and experience in the US education system, provide a unique understanding of what Deep Learning means for students and teachers in the context of the US.
When working with teachers and school-level leadership through the question of what matters most at their school, I like to tell them a tale of two students.
Meet Lucas and Jasmine – two students whose stories are partially described in the…
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Communities across the United States share a common and worthy concern: how can our community improve its schools? The value we place on individuals’ education stems from the long-standing promise of the American school system that receiving…
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“12 years of doing what we’re told, as opposed to what we need, is detrimental to personal development, to the Mind, and, most importantly, to the Soul.”
This is the message I hope stuck the most out of my speech at the Education Reimagined…
When working with teachers and school-level leadership through the question of what matters most at their school, I like to tell them a tale of two students. Meet Lucas and Jasmine – two students whose stories are partially described in the following table of data, which includes Learning Progression ratings for Self-Understanding, Creativity, and Connection. […]