The Snapshot: Heads the team, a recovering public servant, a social entrepreneur, a non-stop giver, humanitarian by nature and a formidable wāhine warrior
Joanne McEachen (Ngāi Tahu) is the CEO/Founder of The Learner First, an international education consultancy. Celebrated author, speaker, thought-leader and executive coach, she is a Fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar (Austria), an Edmund Hillary Fellow (New Zealand), is on the Executive Team of Karanga: The Global Alliance for Social Emotional Learning and Life Skills, is cofounder of NPDL (Global) and serves on the Board of Partners for Youth Empowerment (USA).
A former teacher, principal, and regional and national Ministry of Education leader, Joanne’s methodology re-focuses school systems through the eyes of their least-served learners, supporting systems to embrace and celebrate students’ cultural identities and individual interests and needs.
Drawing from rich and varied experiences at all levels of educational systems, and from a focus on students’ and teachers’ sense of wellbeing, connection, and self-understanding, Joanne offers tools, processes, and expertise that enable anyone learning and working in a school system to unlock their greatest contributions to humanity.
The Depthvale Detectives and the Great Education Crisis: A Guide to Contributive Learning in Schools (2020)
Dive Into Deep Learning: Tools for Engagement (2019)
Measuring Human Return: Understand and Assess What Really Matters for Deeper Learning (2018)
Deep Learning: Engage the World Change the World (2017)
Making the Important Measurable Not the Measurable Important (2015)