John Meehan (@MeehanEDU) is an English teacher, instructional coach, and professional development specialist from Washington, D.C. He is a noted national speaker in the fields of classroom gamification and student engagement, and the author of two books: EDrenaline Rush (2019) and Fully Engaged (2021) – the latter of which he co authored with Michael Matera. In July of 2020, Book Authority ranked Edrenaline Rush among the top 10 titles on their “100 Best Teaching Books of All Time.” In March of 2021, John and Michael co-founded EMC2Learning.com, an online members community that provides hundreds of gamified classroom resources and on-demand PD to thousands of educators all around the world.
John is a 2017 ASCD Emerging Leader and an alumnus of the 2016-2018 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council. In 2016, he was named one of Arlington, Virginia’s “40 Under 40” by the Leadership Center for Excellence. In March of 2019, he created the #EggDashChallenge – a classroom activity that became a viral video, racking up 75K+ views in less than one month’s time, and spawning hundreds of classroom videos in 40 US states, 6 Canadian provinces, and 8 countries. He is a past presenter at educational conferences throughout the United States, including the annual conference for National Catholic Education Association, ASCD Empower, and the Play Like a Champion Today: Character Education Through Sports conference at the University of Notre Dame. He’s an avid runner who’s completed more than three dozen marathons, half marathons, long-distance road relays, mud runs, and obstacle course races.