Everybody Gets an Aspirin!
The eighth and final patient card is for a poor patient complaining of a simple headache. Then, after seven other silly attempts to solve the problems of my patients, I'll finally be successful in handing out an aspirin!
Just like passing out an aspirin to every person sounds ridiculous, so does instruction that isn't differentiated.
I can't wait to have a discussion with my students about the things that we do in my classroom to ensure that all of my students have instruction that actually fits.
Brown Paper Bag
After all of the students have showcased their items, I plan to discuss how many items were the same and how many of our items were unique. My guess is, we will have many items that are very different from one another. Most importantly, while we may have some similarities, no one has brought in three identical items!
Just as the items in our bags, we all have different likes and dislikes. This also applies to our learning. Maybe I like practicing my spelling words by putting them to music (honestly, that's how I always practiced my spelling words), but someone else really prefers to write them on the chalkboard repeatedly. Our likes, dislikes, strengths, and weaknesses all impact our learning!