Two Brains

Students who are 'analyzers' need a comprehensive whole.  They grab and attach new ideas to that whole. The tend to start 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. Students who are 'synthesizers' start with the “what". They take little pieces and hold onto each piece like a breadcrumb trail and then synthesizes everything into a whole. These students likes to have things broken down. Content and skills are a good place to begin with these learners.