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Dear Educator,

Welcome to Bright Spots, your weekly source of learner-centered inspiration!

As a longtime practitioner, researcher, and advocate of pedagogical approaches that place learners’ goals and needs at the center, I am thrilled to have you as part of our growing community.

Here is a quick overview of what you can expect from me in your inbox each week:

  • A bright spot. Change can be challenging, but it gets easier when we look to one another to see what’s working and what’s possible. Each week, I will share a proven practice or example from the field in an effort to make learner-centered practices both visible and actionable.
  • A resource roundup. Each week, I will also share a small selection of articles, blog posts, and other resources that have inspired me and pushed my thinking about learner-centered education. I hope they do the same for you!

My team and I would love to hear from you! Please use #LCBrightSpots to share your own learner-centered bright spots on social media. If any questions or comments come up, please send us a message anytime at

In the meantime, I invite you to explore this chapter from my book, Learner-Centered Innovation – a great starting point for anyone interested in building their toolkit of learner-centered practices.



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