The Power of Self-Understanding
A webinar hosted by Gaggle
A positive learning environment impacts academic knowledge and helps students navigate the complexities of their everyday lives. In this informative webinar, TLF Founder, Joanne McEachen along with Gaggle Therapy Manager, Kelly Kigar, discuss the importance of fostering inclusivity and resilience in the classroom and the opportunities that exist when this environment is brought to life.
Download The Power of Self Understanding resource, created by The Learner First, which has some starter questions and activities for classroom teachers to integrate Self-Understanding into their classrooms.
The Learner First CEO Deb Dunstone chats with hosts Jerri Kemble & Jamie Saponaro from Class Link on their podcast: LinkedUp: Breaking Boundaries in Education about Student Agency.
Dive into the transformative concept of contributive learning this week with The Learner First founder, Joanne McEachen. She chats with hosts Jerri Kemble & Jamie Saponaro from Class Link on their podcast: LinkedUp: Breaking Boundaries in Education.
In this episode David Vroonland, Executive Director of L.E.A.R.N speaks with Joanne McEachen, former Ministry of Education Leader in New Zealand, author, and founder/CEO of The Learner First organization, about authentic student learning experiences, with a special focus on Contributive Learning.
In this special 3-part series of Game Changers, Phil Cummins joins in conversation with Joanne McEachen, CEO and Founder of The Learner First, to figure out the nuts and bolts of voice, agency, and advocacy. Joanne (Waitaha, Ngāti Māmoe, and Ngāi Tahu) is a celebrated author, speaker, change leader, and executive coach. Her 30+ years of experience span time as a teacher, principal, Ministry of Education leader in New Zealand, and now a globally recognized pioneer in the fields of educational assessment and well-being.
There has been a very strong press for networks as catalyzers, incubators, and supports to engender the development of new schools, transformation of schools, and agents of change in our educational ecosystem. Come hear three leading educational leaders talk about the power of networks in driving and supporting educational opportunity and visions for educators and communities around the world.
In this conversation in 2020, The Learner First Founder, Joanne McEachen, joins Tom Vander Ark, Justin Aglio, and Chris Unger discuss the role of networks and innovation in education in Episode 6 of The Revolution of Education Podcast.
Contributive Learning: Redefining the Future
The purpose of education is to learn about who you are, how you fit into the world and how you can contribute to humanity. Real equity then, will only ever be achieved when we redefine what success looks like, for ourselves, our communities and our world.
In this webinar recording, education expert Joanne McEachen collaborated with renowned psychologist, Dr. Lisa Strohman to introduce the four pillars of connection and provide you with valuable tips for growing in each area. The presenters draw on experiences and share real-life examples and strategies that you can apply in context.
Whether you’re a teacher, counselor, school leader, or anyone seeking to strengthen these areas—this session will help you pause, reflect, and plan for the future. You’ll leave with actionable ideas to strengthen your well-being, help you recharge over the summer, and prepare you to begin the following school year ready to create a more cohesive environment.
Joanne Speaks with Patrick Fisher, Principal at Meramec Elementary about the importance of the competencies which make up their Profile of a Clayton Graduate.
“In Joanne’s current work, she provides ways to redefine what success looks like, recognizing that we learn best through meaningful, contributive learning that helps everyone shine and succeed in their way. Take a few minutes to check out our conversation as we dig into her work around the world and how it relates to our work as a school district.” – Patrick Fisher, Principal
In today’s episode, we are joined by Joanne McEachen who has been leading education reform in New Zealand and the United States for the past couple of decades. What you may not know about Jojo, is that she is Maori on her mother’s side of the family. Jojo describes how her Maori ancestry has influenced her as an educator. She also describes to us the Maori way of learning.
Collateral Damage- Your Kids or Mine?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
Contributive Learning: The Link Between Success and Well-Being
We experience the greatest sense of meaning and fulfilment when we’re able to contribute to people’s lives and the world. We contribute to the greatest extent when we know who we are, feel connected, and pair knowledge with competency. When schools integrate academic and social-emotional learning, students learn how to add to the world in their way—and there’s no other way to success and well-being. Join Joanne to explore how you and your learners can contribute to people, planet and prosperity.
A Curriculum for Contribution to Humanity with Joanne McEachen
Contributive Learning develops self-understanding, connection, knowledge, and competency.
When these come together, we add to the world. And that leads to meaning, fulfillment, and well-being.
Reach out today to learn more or get started!
Don’t bring down—lift people up.
Don’t subtract—add to the world.
Learn to contribute, in your way, every day.