Tyler Rablin is a high school language arts teacher and instructional coach for Sunnyside School District in Sunnyside, WA. On the side, he is the owner of Tyler Rablin Consulting, partners with the consulting group Shifting Schools, is a contributing writer for Edutopia, and has been a featured speaker at conferences around the Pacific Northwest for his work with assessment and instructional technology. He is a signed author with Times10 Publishing and has a forthcoming book on the link between motivation and assessment. His educational passion is focused on the ways that intentional technology integration, modernized assessment strategies, and strong cultures of learning can allow us to provide meaningful, powerful, and personal learning experiences for each of our students. In his personal life, he enjoys reading, running, and spending time hiking and camping with his wife and two dogs.

This week we had the pleasure of talking all about Learner-Centered Spaces with Tyler. While Learner-Centered Spaces do provide students with autonomy and may often look chaotic, Tyler reminds us how important it is to provide some basic systems and structures to make sure that learning is intentional. He talks about how it’s not only important to be intentional about “where we are going” but also “where we have been.”

Tyler also had great insights into student self-efficacy, summative evaluations (rather than assessments), learning progressions, and so much more. Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

Find Tyler on twitter @Mr_Rablin (https://twitter.com/Mr_Rablin) and look forward to his forthcoming book, “Hacking Student Motivation Through Assessment”.

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