One of the most effective ways that educators can empower students to become independent, self-directed learners is to incorporate Student-led Conferences into their teaching practice. These meetings work like traditional parent conferences except that the student assumes the role of teacher. With our guidance the kids assemble their portfolios, determine how they will organize their work, and decide how they will explain the portfolio contents to their families. This item includes all the information and reproducibles you need to add these authentic experiences to your repertoire. I have found Student-led Conferences to be so powerful in helping children take charge of their own learning that I simply cannot imagine myself teaching kids without incorporating these meetings into my school year.
Student-led Conferences Starter Kit
by Steve Reifman
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