Contributive learning. Learning to add to the world.
About the book . . .
The Clover K-8 School community is struggling. A recent health crisis and a wealth of other challenges have lowered well-being, for many, to crisis levels. But as the shadow that looms over Depthvale darkens, one class of students starts battling back. With sights on how learning can help them contribute, the students face fear mongerers, naysayers, bullies, and even a villain of their own imagination, all to keep Crisis from ruling the world.
This tale of hope amid challenging times will reveal to readers education’s true purpose, show you the steps to create real change, and help you and all those around you discover the wonderful ways you can add to the world.
Authors Joanne McEachen and Matthew Kane’s years of experience leading educational change makes The Depthvale Detectives and the Great Education Crisis not only a joyful and spellbinding story, but a powerful resource for leading school change. With its embedded five phases of the Change Team Experience and accompanying tools, insights, and strategies, school communities can embark on a collaborative journey that drives deep discussion, develops well-being, and lights up the path to contributive learning.
Joanne McEachenFounder and CEO, The Learner First
Joanne McEachen, Founder and CEO of The Learner First, brings over 30 years of experience to offer insights and strategies that change the lives of students and educators. A leading voice in the global education community, Joanne’s insights are illuminated by continued, hands-on experience with groups from different cultures, backgrounds, and schools around the world. She has published several books on teaching, learning, and system change, and also serves as a founding Executive of Karanga: The Global Alliance for Social Emotional Learning and Life Skills.
Matthew KaneDirector, The Learner First
Matthew Kane works closely with school communities to improve students’ outcomes and share learning stories. A Director at The Learner First, Matthew has partnered with diverse schools and school systems globally to develop contributive learning tools, language, and practices. He coauthored Measuring Human Return: Understand and Assess What Really Matters for Deeper Learning and graduated from the University of Notre Dame.