At-Home Student-Led Conferences are happening over the next seven days!
Students are bringing home a folder tonight with the following items:
- the green booklet titled “Student-Led Conference” (there are a few pages that they will need to prepare ahead of time, and the rest they will do with you in the conference)
- work samples that display their strengths
- work samples that display things that they are proud of
- work samples that display things that need improvement
After you have completed the student-led conference, return the completed booklet to school by Wednesday, May 17.
What are student-led conferences and why are we doing them?
- A student-led conference is a meeting between a student and their parents, where the student shares their work.
- Everyone has a specific role:
- Teacher: prepare the students
- Student: prepare ahead of time and then lead the meeting from start to finish
- Parents: listen to their child and ask questions
- Student-led conferences put students in the speaker’s chair and give them their parents’ full attention.
- Students think critically about their abilities and take ownership of their learning.
- Students develop a growth mindset and are involved in discussions about their strengths, weaknesses, and goals.
How can parents prepare for the student-led conference?
- Arrange to give your child your undivided attention during the student-led conference. If there are siblings in the home, let them know not to interrupt you during this time.
- If there are grandparents who play a role in your child’s education, they are welcome to attend the conference as well.
- If parents are in different homes, your child is welcome to do two student-led conferences. I will have extra booklets at school, so just let your child know to come get one from me.