FUSE is a different kind of learning experience, but your students won't know that when they walk into your classroom on the first day of their FUSE class. In fact, they probably expect this class to be like most of their other classes. They probably expect that you, the teacher, have a lot of expertise in the content areas and that you can answer their questions when they get stuck. It's your first job as a facilitator to convince them otherwise.
Tip #1: Show a video
One way you can do this is use one of our videos to introduce FUSE, show how it works, and illuminate some of its goals. Our 8 minute video, "Facilitating FUSE," is a popular choice among many FUSE facilitators. You can view it here: https://www.fusestudio.net/facilitating-fuse
Tip #2: Have a discussion
It's always helpful to have some a solid understanding about why you're doing anything. Help your students develop this context by hosting a discussion after watching the video above. Some suggested topics: 1) Why do you think FUSE is designed the way it is? 2) What do you think you can get out of doing FUSE? 3) How would you describe your role as students in the FUSE class? How would you describe my role as a facilitator?