News from Boissevain School

December 8, 2010

Student Led Conferences

Filed under: Students — Mr. White @ 12:02 pm

K to 12 students are hosting their Student Led Conferences with their parents on Wednesday, January 12.  The evening involves sharing student work with their parents through master portfolios, class portfolios and other means prepared in younger classes.   How do you go about doing your conference? What is the value for students in doing the student led conferences? Do you have other ideas for the conference between parents and children?



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  1. In grades 5-8 where I teach, we also use student led conferences.

    Student led conferences have a lot of value for students as well as parents. Here, students are responsible for building their own portfolio, with criteria or guidelines established in each class. I believe this practice is very important to stress ‘Responsibility for Learning.’ Teachers and educational assistants are available to guide and help students with their portfolios, but when it comes down to it, these documents are the students’ responsibility and a chance for them to showcase their learning. Through this showcase, parents are able to see what the student believes is their best work, worst work, or where they feel they improved or worked hard.

    Portfolios and student led conferencing not only emphasizes student responsibility but displays a commitment to learning. I believe they are a great tool to use at any grade level.

    Comment by LW — December 8, 2010 @ 2:34 pm | Reply

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