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When we think of learners as resources for their learning, we do not have to stretch far to see the value of their co-designing learning experiences with us. After all, they know what interests them, they need to see the purpose of what they are asked to learn, and they often have insights as to how they might approach learning tasks. The learner profile can play a key role in identifying what students are ready to learn, what approaches have been successful for them in the past, and what skills and strategies they might employ to increase the likelihood of success. When combined with educators’ knowledge, skills, and experience, learners’ contributions can make a powerful difference in determining what they will commit to learn, how persistent they will be in the face of learning-related struggles, and how much pride and ownership they will experience.