MEET ANDREW EASTON
Learner-Centered and Learner-Driven Learning
Andrew Easton is an educator and thought leader in the education community. He is a high-energy presenter who loves learning and collaborating with teachers. Andrew advocates for innovation in education as a speaker, blogger, podcaster, and author for Dave Burgess Consulting Inc.
Learning is personalized when the learner has both the opportunity to own their learning process and the ability to strategically tailor the experience to optimally suit their individual learning Strengths, Preferences, Interests and/or Needs (SPIN).
Splendidly written from a teacher's perspective with practical examples explaining personalized learning and how to offer choice to all learners in a practical manner. My intellectual gears have been reenergized by thinking about intrinsic opportunities for students to reach their full potential. This is a must-read for educators seeking inspiration and ideas for learner empowerment!
Empowered to Choose by Andrew Easton is an essential book for educators looking to improve their teaching practice by providing meaningful, choice-infused personalized learning for students. Starting with the most important question, "why," Andrew shares how personalized learning benefits students and provides educators with the resources, a framework and the inspiration to reflect on our practice so that we can truly provide the best learning experiences for all students. The book is full of examples, strategies, and authentic stories that will provide readers with inspiration, motivation and actionable steps to create personalized learning in their classrooms.
Empowered to Choose is must read for educators looking to reclaim the art of teaching in today’s all too often and otherwise scripted profession. Andrew masterfully embeds theoretical background, action research, and personal experience into a practical and easy to use resource. Starting with the nuances between individualization, differentiation, and personalization he builds a foundational understanding and introduces his audience to strategies they can easily implement. Educators will find themselves continuously revisiting Empowered to Choose for ideas as the needs of their students change.
Understanding personalized learning is one thing, putting it into action is another. Andrew has found a way to do both. I love that this book is laid out in such a practical manner. As someone who has followed Andrew's work for a while and collaborated with him on many occasions, I can assure you that he gets it and has written an amazing book that will help you get it, too.
From the Blog
“Teaching learners how to learn is much more impactful than teaching them what to learn.”