It is important to give students the opportunity to reflect on assignments. Facilitating reflection with specific questions can help structure the process. For example, ask students, “When did this experience become difficult for you?” or “What did you learn from this assignment?” or “What was the most valuable feature of this project?” Such questions help students identify the value of their work.
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