The month of November is here and that means it is time for Fall Conferences. We use a conferencing method called “Student-led Conferencing”. The student-led method is designed to provide parents with a great deal of information by having their student share information about their learning experiences. Student-led conferences are also a time to have brief conversations with teachers about your child. The method has been in use for a number of years and has a number of benefits. By using this method teachers can provide all parents with information about their child. Before student-led conferences we could only meet with a portion of the parents due to the length of time traditional conferences take. There is also a major improvement in the information parents get as a result of the conference because all parties involved in the child’s education are also involved in the conference at one point or another. The student-led conference process is different from traditional conferences because it is not a time for in depth conversations about student’s achievements or lack of achievements. It is also not a time to expect a completely private conversation with your child’s teachers. Student-led conferences are a time to learn about your child’s school experiences and to allow your child to “show off” their learning. If you are in need of a more in depth conference with your child’s teachers another more private time can be scheduled. I hope to see all of you at conferences on Wednesday, November 6th, Thursday November 7th or Friday, November 8th . Please be looking for more information about conferences from your child’s team
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