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“The very best outcome we can hope for—from anything—is to make people’s lives, and the world, better.”

— from The Depthvale Detectives and the Great Education Crisis, by Joanne McEachen and Matthew Kane

“This book marks a true meta-moment for schools­­, a chance to consider what your best school would look like, and to choose the behaviors that bring it to life.”

— from the foreword by Marc Brackett, Ph.D., author of Permission to Feel

Authors Joanne McEachen and Matthew Kane bring you the story of The Depthvale Detectives and the Great Education Crisis: A Guide to Contributive Learning in Schools, now available to order as a paperback and eBook.

The Depthvale Detectives and the Great Education Crisis is a story for educators, parents, and students about adding to the world in all manner of ways. Together with its tools and professional learning activities, it can help you make well-being, meaning, and fulfillment the ultimate outcomes of all that you do.

At Clover K-8 School in the city of Depthvale, a recent health crisis and a wealth of other challenges have lowered well-being, for many, to crisis levels. School isn’t giving kids all that they need, and their teachers and parents are struggling, too. But as the shadow that looms over Depthvale darkens, one class of students starts battling back. Led by Kaia, Lucas, and their teacher Ms. Monica, and with the help of their families and the Clover community, the students face fear mongerers, naysayers, bullies, and even a villain of their own imagination, all to keep Crisis from ruling the world.

“Don’t let the story format fool you—this is a deep dive into school culture and practices.”

— Ellen Perconti, Superintendent, Goldendale School District, United States

The Depthvale Detectives and the Great Education Crisis is not only a joyful and spellbinding story, but a powerful resource for leading school change. With its embedded five phases of the Change Team Experience and accompanying tools, insights, and strategies, school communities can embark on a collaborative journey that drives deep discussion, develops well-being, and lights up the path to contributive learning.

Driven by a memorable, diverse cast of characters and beautifully illustrated by Natalie Baron, this book will reveal education’s true purpose, show you the steps to create real change, and help you and all those around you discover the wonderful ways you can add to the world.