The goal of student-led conferences is to provide students with an authentic context for self-evaluation and with an opportunity to assume some responsibility for informing their parents about how they are doing in school.
The great benefit about student-led conferences is that the students are the ones explaining what they are learning. As listeners and encouragers, parents learn what their child is learning, how they are doing, how they are evaluated, and importantly, what students can do to improve their own performance.
There are many benefits of student-led conferences.
•Students assume greater control of their academic progress.
•Students accept personal responsibility for their academic performance.
•Parents, teachers, and students engage in open and honest dialogue.
•Parents attend conferences at increased rates.
•Students learn the process of self-evaluation.
•Students develop organizational and oral communication skills.
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