Tuesday, October 23, 2007

[TIPS] How's this for parent-teacher conferences - 21st Century Style

http://learningandlaptops.blogspot.com/2007/10/parent-teacher-conferences-reflection.html

OK, the 21st Century Style bit was a bit...hokey. But, read this post from Anne Smith about how she restructured her parent-teacher conference night and see if you don't agree that it truly was a fresh way of approaching them. Here's a teaser:

"I asked my students to reflect on their learning based on the following questions:

  • Assess your learning in class so far this semester. Look at your participation, growth in writing, comprehension, etc..
  • Where, in terms of your learning, do you want to be at the end of the semester?
  • How are you going to get there?
  • What can I do to help?
  • Write a message to your parents."

Now read the article to see what some of the students said and how the evening went.

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