Student-Led Parent Conferences

As you plan for the upcoming school year, it’s not too early to set goals for your teaching. Are there practices you’ve been thinking of that you would like to try this year? Maybe you weren’t ready before, but now you are ready to take a chance. Consider including student-led parent conferences in your assessment plan. These conferences are student-centered and help build partnerships with both students and their parents.

….a wonderful strategy that provides parents with an in-depth understanding of their child’s learning–student-led conferences. When a parent listens  as his or her child explains the work she has done and what she’s learned from it, displayed with artifacts from the experience, that parent can see very clearly just how the child is doing. It’s virtually a look inside the child’s head, not just a mark on a piece of paper.

Zemelman, S., Daniels, H., & Hyde, A. (2012). Best practice: Bringing standards to life in America’s schools (4th Ed.).  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

We have two resources that will help you plan and get ready for conferences. It’s never to early to start making plans.

 

Complete Guide to Planning and Implementing Student-Led Conferences in Your Elementary School
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It truly is a Complete Guide to Planning and Implementing Student-Led Conferences in Your Elementary School, and it is really just three steps: Plan, Practice, Perform. There are 20 reproducible/editable pages to facilitate the implementation of Student-Led Conferences in the fall and spring semesters. The forms that are included are easily adapted to your school. There are student ice-breaker activities designed for grades 3, 4, & 5, as well as portfolio checklists, content specific reflections and follow-up evaluation forms for teachers, students, and parents. If your school is ready to move to Student-Led Conferences, the information included in this packet can be used by a grade level team or individual teacher. And, the bottom line is that Student-Led Conferences are good for students!

Complete Guide to Planning and Implementing Student-Led Conferences in Your Middle School

It truly is a Complete Guide to Planning and Implementing Student-Led Conferences in Your Middle School, and it is really just three steps: Plan, Practice, Perform. There are 20 rmd1eproducible/editable pages to facilitate the implementation of Student-Led Conferences in the fall and spring semesters. The forms that are included are easily adapted to your school. There are student ice-breaker activities designed for grades 6, 7, and 8 as well as portfolio checklists, content specific reflections and follow-up evaluation forms for teachers, students, and parents. If your school is ready to move to Student-Led Conferences, the information included in this packet can be used by a grade level team or individual teacher. It’s a system that was successfully implemented in a large middle school in an urban area with awesome results. And, the bottom line is that Student-Led Conferences are good for students!

 

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