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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Student Led Conferences - SOLC 1

Tonight is parent teacher conference night. I love being able to talk to parents and collaborate with them to ensure their child's success. Our school did it a little different this time. We participated in student led conferences. We as teacher's took a back seat and the student shared with their parent how the class worked. They discussed their strengths and weaknesses. They even showed their parents their agendas.
I really enjoyed listening to the students explain themselves to their parents. The comments I heard were touching, funny, and encouraging. For the most part the kids took pride in their accomplishments and let their parents know how they could do better. I was sceptical about this whole process at first but now I believe it was a good experience. We always want our students to take responsibility for their learning. I can finally say that several of them did that tonight. I am super proud of our Warriors and look forward to seeing how student led conferences progress in the future.


  1. My daughter's 7th grade class did student led conferences. The teacher was in the room as were several other families. Our daughter's time was at the same time as another student, a young man who hadn't been doing his work and he was being called to task by his's been many years and I still remember the awkwardness of the situation!

  2. I am such a fan of student led conferences! Glad to hear you had a positive experience in your first run.

  3. Glad it went well! It was definitely a full night! Have fun slicing!!! (A fellow teacher down the hall, and then another hall, and then another hall.)

  4. I'm glad you found time for writing, even with the extra hours at school. Thanks for taking the Slice challenge. :)

  5. Welcome aboard! Glad the conferences went well. Looking forward to your slicing posts. :)