So much of FUSE is about the personal journey of each student. The best way to learn about this experience and get a sense of how each of your students is doing is to sit down and talk with them. Here's how we recommend doing this:
- Set aside 5 minutes for each student (this can be spread out over multiple periods). Also if you know a student is shy in a 1:1 conversation, have them join with a friend.
- Sit down with them somewhere more quiet and ask them to open up their My Stuff page on the FUSE site.
- Ask them to tell you about the challenges they have liked and the ones they have struggled with. Ask them to show you any examples of their work that they are most proud of.
- Try to identify what their interests are and use those interests to suggest new challenges to try. Example: "Nelson, I know you liked doing Keychain and Cookie Customizer, have you looked at any of the more complex 3D design challenges like Print my Ride?" or "I notice that you really like fashion. Have you checked out Electric Apparel?"
- If a student doesn't seem to have made much progress, don't hesitate to try to dig into what's holding them back.
Note: If a student seems like they are really struggling to find something engaging you can always give them a job to do for a little while. For example, kit maintenance or 3D printer management. Some students thrive when they are given responsibility.