Many teachers and parents speak enthusiastically about the benefits of student-led conferences. Student-led conferences help students take responsibility of their own learning, reflect on what they have learned, and set goals for themselves, teachers say. In other schools, the approach has not quite worked out. But why? What can schools do to ensure that student-led conferences are valuable for everybody involved? The articles listed below will offer some insight.
Learn More About Student-Led Conferences
Education World has published several articles about this unique strategy. Click the links below to read those articles.
Student-Led Conferences Hold Kids Accountable
Would you like to find a way to actively engage students in their learning process and increase parent attendance at conferences? Student-led conferences can accomplish those two objectives. Included: Highlights of research about student-led conferences.
Student-Led Conferences Successful in Elementary, Middle Grades
As student-led conferences grow in popularity, educators are finding ways to improve their flow and productivity. Preparing students and parents, and practicing before "going live," can help. Included: Descriptions of student-led conferences at different grade levels.
Student-Led Conferences: A Growing Trend
For years parent-teacher conferences have been the primary means of parent-teacher communication. But now, many schools are trying something new -- student-led conferences that communicate not only how a student's doing but also why.