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  • Stina Woods

    Differentiation Lesson I saw this idea a few years ago on Pro Teacher. My students love it! On the first day of school, I call everyone to the carpet and we sit around in a circle. I tell each student to come up with a pretend injury. Then I call each student to the front. As they show me their injury, I put the bandaid on all of them in the exact same spot (upper right arm) . When someone replies, "but that wasn't where I was hurt!" I tell them that I am treating them all fairly. They usu...

  • Melissa Wood

    Saylor's Log: explaining differentiation to students

  • NDSU Residence Life

    **The Bandaid Lesson** Lesson to explain differentiation. This program would focus on responding to the idea of "This is not fair." It allows students to think about "fair" in a new light. The article (click on the picture) is created for K-12, so one would only need to take the basis of the program and edit it to your individual hall or campus.

  • Andrea Gellerstein

    Saylor's Log: Differentiation. Love this bandaid lesson for teaching kids what it means to differentiate!

  • Melissa Landers

    I absolutely love this lesson! The Bandaid Lesson explains differentiation to students on the first day of school. Each student comes up to the teacher and tells her a pretend "boo boo" that they have. They are allowed to be creative. However, the teacher places a band aid on every student in the same place. Once everyone has gone, the teacher explains that everyone is different and she will help everyone learn differently.

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