Joanne McEachen (Ngāi Tahu) is the CEO/Founder of The Learner First, an international education consultancy based in Seattle, USA. Celebrated author, speaker, thought-leader and executive coach, she serves on the executive team of Karanga, the global alliance for social and emotional learning and life skills, and is co-founder of the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) global partnership.
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.
- Measuring Human Return: Understand and Assess What Really Matters for Deeper Learning (2018)
- Making the Important Measurable (2015)
- Dive Into Deep Learning: Tools for Engagement (co-author, 2019)
- Deep Learning: Engage the World Change the World (co-author, 2018)