This week we will be holding Student-Led Conferences.
Thank you to all who returned the forms about their preferred time. Please just come at your preferred time – we are happy to have more than one group at a time in the class! Conferences are Wednesday night from 2-7PM and Thursday from 2-4 PM. If you are unable to attend, please let us know and we will find a time that works for you.
Stephanie and Laurie Lee will also be with us on Wednesday after school until about 6.
Student Led Conferences
Student-Led conferences are a great way to communicate with parents, and to ensure that the parents and teacher share a common understanding of the plan to support, encourage and celebrate the student’s learning.
The purpose of a student lead conference is to allow the individual student to take ownership of their learning and articulate their learning strengths and areas to work on. For us, this term, we have done this process through the co-writing of our report cards. We can’t wait to share and discuss them with parents! The students say that they enjoyed this form of report cards more because they got to participate and reflect on their learning and their progress.
We hold Student-Led Conferences for the following reasons:
- students are more aware of and responsible for their learning
- students have a greater sense of responsibility and pride in their learning
- focus by all is on assessment for learning
- increased confidence and self-esteem for students
- strengthens the school-home partnership
Here are some questions you might want to use as you go through the student-led conference with your child:
- what have you learned this term?
- how would you like to extend your learning on?
- what are your goals this year?
- what does your work this term tell me about you as a learner?
- what piece of work are you most proud of? Why?
- which subject is challenging for you? Why?
- what makes you happiest at school?
- what would you like to accomplish by the end of the year
- how can we work together to help you achieve your goals?
Looking forward to seeing you next week!