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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Student-Led Conferences

I have decided that this year I am taking a different approach to Parent/Teacher Conferences.  I have decided (if you didn't already guess from the post title) that I am going to facilitate student-led conferences this year.  Our school has adopted a new evaluation system this year (based on the Danielson model) and I believe that student-led conferences are the direction we should be heading.
I also believe that if parents hear goals and reflections from their child, they might take it to heart more than when I say it.  I hope this is true!

I decided that I wanted to make some forms to lead my students in their planning for our conferences.  They love our puppy dog clipart on our Daily 5 posters, so I decided to use the same clipart for our conference pack.  Since I used this, I do have to charge for the pack.  It's only $3 and I think it is well worth it!
Here is sneak peek:
It contains 11 pages of goodies to help with your planning.  As always, I'm happy to edit/add to the product for you.  Just send me a quick message with what you need changed.  Hope you like it.  I would like for two people to proofread it for me, so head over to Facebook and comment on my status if you're interested.  The first two people to comment will get the pack for free!  

Have you done student-led conferences before?  Have any great advice for a first-timer?  :)

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  1. This looks awesome!!

    1. Thank you! I think it will be super handy!

  2. We do Student Led Conferences in the Spring. They are great!


    1. This is a first for me, but I'm looking forward to it. We only have one P/T conference a year and as far as I know I'm the only one doing a student-led. I hope it goes well!

  3. I totally want to do student-led conferences too! Must be a 1st/2nd thing. ;)

    At least 90% of my students came with their parents anyway last year, so I might as well involve them!! It was funny when they came last year - during the school day, they talk constantly, joke around, and are silly kids. But when their parents are there with them, they are silent perfect children. Awkward! Haha!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

    1. I can't wait- I really hope that all of our planning and prep pays off. I think it's important to make students responsible for their own learning and goal setting. I know they're capable. :)