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We do student-led
Old 03-16-2009, 04:04 AM
 
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and they're great. I can't figure out how to attach something to a post, because I'm stupid or something, but if you like, I'll pm you the forms we use.

The best thing about student-led conferences is the students do the whole conference and we don't even have to speak to most parents, unless they have a question. It is so much easier than trying to get to every single parent. If you need to talk with a parent, though, there is a box on the conference form that says "please be sure to see the teacher before you leave."

I resisted student-led conferences for years, believing that I needed to talk to every parent. We finally broke down and tried it this year and all I can say is, we should have been doing it this way right from the beginning. I'm in middle, and have 120 kids, and this is just much more workable. We also let parents know that if they require a traditional parent/teacher conference, they can set up an appointment for that after conferences are over.

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