“My advice for senior leaders is to do some work on yourself first. For me, learning about who I am and really being true to myself… has allowed me to be the best leader I can be. If I try to be somebody else, I’m a terrible leader…. The very best leader you can be is you.”

—Joanne McEachen, CEO, The Learner First

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The Learner First CEO Joanne McEachen recently met with Knowledgehook’s Dr. Jennifer Adams for a conversation on equity, contributive learning, and The Depthvale Detectives and the Great Education Crisis, a new book out now and available on Amazon.

On the podcast, Joanne discusses how the book reflects the evolution of her thinking on educational change. After years as a teacher, principal, New Zealand Ministry of Education leader, and global thought leader in education, Joanne recognizes the importance of helping every single learner understand who they are, how they fit into the world, and how they can contribute to humanity. With The Depthvale Detectives and the Great Education Crisis, Joanne and coauthor Matthew Kane explore what contributive learning can look like in schools, and how the Change Team Experience helps bring it to life.

The Knowledgehook Signature Leadership Series is a collection of professional learning opportunities, tools, and resources for Superintendents, Directors of Education, and their senior teams in Pre-K to 12 school districts around the world. Learn more about the series and listen to the podcast here, and check out The Depthvale Detectives and the Great Education Crisis: A Guide to Contributive Learning in Schools.