Ané Ebie-Mouton is a Lead Learner

Born in Chicago Illinois, Ané Ebie-Mouton considers herself an educator vs. a teacher. Teachers dispense facts and figures to prepare students for an end year test. An Educator engages in the act of leading people out of….you name it! ignorance, naivete, sub-consciousness…She also considers herself an active life-long learner, which she feels is the secret […]

Cory Steiner paints a “Portrait of a Learner”

Dr. Cory Steiner is currently the Superintendent of the Northern Cass School District for the past 9 years. He has been an administrator for 17 years. In his current role, he has worked with a dedicated and passionate group of educators to shift their entire system to personalized competency-based learning. He has served on the […]

Making Learning Intentional with Tyler Rablin

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 […]

Charles Williams Helps Us Remember Why We Do the Work We Do

“Ask yourself, ‘Am I just here to spray and pray? Or am I here to ensure that my students become the learners they are meant to be?’” Our conversation with Charles Williams was inspiring. Charles acknowledges how scary it is to operate within a learner-centered space, where teacher don’t know where they might end up. […]

Use Problem-Solving to Build Community From Day 1

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This article was originally published by Edutopia in 2022. “Find a 10-digit number whose first digit represents the number of zeros in the number, the second digit represents the number of ones, and so on, until the 10th digit represents the number of nines.” If this problem is scary, start with an easier version: “Find […]

“Hello. How are you?” with Jesse Stommel

In this episode, we had the pleasure of talking with Jesse Stommel. Jesse talks to us about how a learner-centered space truly needs to start with the student. Teachers shouldn’t over-architecture the curriculum by predetermining learning outcomes, assessments, or measurement criteria. Instead, start with, “Hello. How are you?” and mean it! Truly get to know […]

Make your Classroom “Dynamic” with Jay Percell

Jay C. Percell, Ed. D., is an associate professor in the School of Teaching and Learning at Illinois State University. He teaches literacy and technology integration across the secondary curriculum and serves as the faculty liaison for the ISU Secondary Professional Development School. His research interests include assessment and grading practices, educational technology, and digital […]

Angela Stockman Documents Learning

Angela Stockman is an Instructional Designer and Adjunct Faculty at Daemen University. She also serves as the Professional Learning Facilitator in Buffalo, NY. This is her 30th year in the field of education, and she has taught in every level, K-16. In this episode Angela reminds us how important it is to make thinking visible, document learning, […]

Joshua Eyler Builds Bridges Between K-12 and Higher Education

On our most recent episode of Learner Center Spaces we had the opportunity to talk to Joshua Eyler. “Joshua Eyler, Ph.D. is Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning and Director of the Think Forward Quality Enhancement Plan at the University of Mississippi, where he is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Teacher […]

Learning Should be like a Carnival, with Aaron Blackwelder

In our most recent episode of “Learner Centered Spaces” we had the amazing opportunity to talk to Aaron Blackwelder. Aaron is a Digital Learning TOSA and coaches boys and girls golf in Southwest Washington. He is the co-founder of Teachers Going Gradeless and educational contributor to Spectrum Life Magazine. Aaron is a Washington State English […]