INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES - TWO TYPES BRAINS
Spider-Web Brain: Analyzing: Students who are 'analyzers' need a comprehensive whole. Then, they can grab and stick anything to that whole. Starts with the “why.” High
quality Essential Questions (EQ's) and Enduring Understandings (EU's), connected to authentic and relevant outcomes are the best place to start with these types of students.
Inch-Worm Brain: Synthesizing: Students who are 'synthesizers', or academically inclined, start with the “what". They take little pieces and holds onto each piece like a breadcrumb trail and then synthesize it into a whole. These students likes to have things broken down. Content and Skills are a good place to begin with these learners.