Neat idea for an exit slip - "Give Me a . and a ?" at the end of a lesson. Students have to write a quick statement about what they've learned and question they are not sure about. If they don't have a question they can create a quiz question.
I actually did this lesson on the first day of school in conjunction with teaching my classroom rules/expectations. I was afraid that my jr high kids would think it was stupid- but they liked it and I actually had kids with tears in their eyes because of this lesson. Already seen a change in attitudes
The Dare to Differentiate wiki offers a wealth of resources for teachers implementing differentiated instruction in the classroom. These include understanding by design, planning, creating a supportive environment, knowing the learning, pre-assessment and continuous assessment, and more than a dozen strategies. LOTS OF MENU BOARDS AS WELL!!!