My students were working on a project to create a trap to catch a leprechaun. They had to work in groups/learning teams. They each had a job in their project and their job had to be completed in order for the trap to be “successful.” One student was slacking on their part and the group realized their trap would not work if he did not finish. The light bulb turned on for this little boy and motivated him to complete his part in the group project. It was definitely a moment to celebrate.
That moment definitely grew from my experience as a Kenan Fellow. I saw first hand the importance of a team pulling together to complete a project. It makes me proud to see my students see the importance as well.