Why did you choose to start this project with your students?
I chose to start this project with my students because I would like to have various materials for different subjects in stations to help increase students’ active participation in cooperative learning groups. Students were motivated to read and analyze colorful and high-interested texts. This project had helped enhance students’ hands-on, collaborative learning in groups and promote meaningful discussion among students. Students had become more efficient problem solvers and were able to explain their reasoning using higher-order thinking skills. I also implemented these interactive materials to differentiate instruction, such as to enrich and reteach students’ learning based on their individual needs.
What did you enjoy about this project?
I enjoyed this project in the following ways. First, students had different opportunities to work and interact with others in stations. They helped support each other’s learning, building a positive, cooperative learning community in the classroom. Also, this project motivated students to learn with interactive, high-interested contents, promoting students as life-long learners. Furthermore, I liked a variety of materials for different subjects to teach students various critical skills and knowledge in order to help them develop and strengthen their abilities. Finally, I enjoyed this project because I could use these already-made resources to do intervention as well as enrichment with my students as needed.