Entries by The Team

My Learning Desire

“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 Symposium in Washington, D.C. in early 2019, because it still drives […]

USA Deep Learning Lab

From April 16-17, 2019, The Learner First will host the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) USA Cluster Deep Learning Lab in Redmond, Washington. The event will gather teachers and other education leaders from California, Michigan, Utah, Washington, Canada, and elsewhere around the sharing of learning and best practices, so that all students can learn […]

Sharing the Learning

The Learner First founder and CEO Joanne McEachen traveled to Australia and New Zealand in recent weeks to share her leading thinking on deeper learning, educational measurement and assessment, and whole-system change. On October 16, Joanne keynoted at the Queensland Deep Learning Lab in Queensland, Australia, where the conference focus was centered on developing learners […]

Authentic Mixed Method Assessment (AMMA)

You know it’s time to stop teaching to the test, but you aren’t sure how else to get trackable, evidence-based assessments. Authentic Mixed Method Assessment (AMMA) shows you, in real time, which learners need help the most and why. And it doesn’t take time away from high-quality teaching – it enhances it. AMMA gets to […]

Cesar Chavez Teacher, Molly Jaynes: Part Two

After working in Oklahoma City Public Schools for two years, we interviewed teachers, administrators and community members about their work with The Learner First. This is part two of our interview with Molly Jaynes, a teacher. Part one can be read here. The interview has been lightly edited for clarity and length. Tell me about […]

Cesar Chavez Teacher, Molly Jaynes: Part One

After working in Oklahoma City Public Schools for two years, we interviewed teachers, administrators and community members about their work with The Learner First. This is part one of our interview with Molly Jaynes, an elementary school teacher. The interview has been lightly edited for clarity and length. Can you tell me a little bit about […]

Cesar Chavez Principal, Laura Morris: Part Two

After working in Oklahoma City Public Schools for two years, we interviewed teachers, administrators and community members about their work with The Learner First. This is part two of our interview with Laura Morris, a school principal. Part one can be read here. The interview has been lightly edited for clarity and length. What is […]

Cesar Chavez Principal, Laura Morris: Part One

After working in Oklahoma City Public Schools for two years, we interviewed teachers, administrators and community members about their work with The Learner First. This is part one of our interview with Laura Morris, an elementary school principal. The interview has been lightly edited for clarity and length. As a principal, how has the overall experience […]

Cesar Chavez Librarian, Heidi Tuers-Jackson: Part Two

After working in Oklahoma City Public Schools for two years, we interviewed teachers, administrators and community members about their work with The Learner First. This is part two of our interview with Heidi Tuers-Jackson, an elementary school librarian. Part one can be read here. The interview has been lightly edited for clarity and length. Have […]

Cesar Chavez Librarian, Heidi Tuers-Jackson: Part One

After working in Oklahoma City Public Schools for two years, we interviewed teachers, administrators and community members about their work with The Learner First. This is part one of our interview with Heidi Tuers-Jackson, an elementary school librarian. The interview has been lightly edited for clarity and length. I wanted to ask you a few […]