The guiding principle of this workshop is that students enter our classrooms with diverse backgrounds and experiences. As teachers, we need a sense of who our learners are and how can we support them in moving forward with their learning. This workshop focuses on four case studies of students and outlines their specific areas of strengths and challenges. Strategies for instruction based on individual learning profiles are suggested. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Differentiated Instruction (DL) are described and explored. Designing instruction to include assessment for learning opportunities to encourage learners to move forward along the learning continuum are included in this workshop.