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Faith says, “I appreciated this story for how equity was simply and logically explained. Kids (and adults) often say, ‘That’s not fair,’ and this teacher was able to show a real-world example. We don’t all need to have the same things for life to be ‘fair’ or for things to be equitable.”
Third grade teacher shares a brilliant Band-aid lesson to teach kids about fairness
“Fair doesn’t mean everyone gets the same thing. Fair means that everyone gets what they need to be successful.” – Aimee Scott, third-grade teacher
Elementary-school teacher Aimee Scott shared on TikTok a lesson she created to help her students better understand the concept of equity. Using bandages, she showed how even though each student “fairly” received the same thing (a bandage for their elbow, regardless of where on their body they were hurt), it was not helpful to all of them. This lesson on equity ultimately helps the students understand why some of them may receive accommodations that other students do not, such as a diabetic child getting a snack or a child with ADHD using a fidget device during specific times.