A School-Wide Approach to Student-Led Conferences: A Practitioner's Guide
National Middle School Association, 2000 - Education - 90 pages
Noting that the benefits of student-led conferences align well with practices recognized as developmentally appropriate for the middle school years, this book provides a step-by-step guide to implementing student-led conferences at the middle school level. The chapters are: (1) "Setting the Stage," presenting the rationale for student-led conferences; (2) "Begin with the End in Mind," presenting suggestions for organizing the program and training staff; (3) "Meanwhile...Back in the Classroom," examining ways to prepare students for the student-led conference; (4) "Self-Reflections," distinguishing self-evaluation and self-reflection, and focusing on building ways to enable students to understand their own learning process; (5) "Putting the Pieces Together," including information on scheduling conferences, collecting work samples, contacting parents, and teaching the process; (6) "Setting Goals for the Future," discussing goal setting and feedback; (7) "The Conference," presenting transcripts of a sample conference; (8) "Where Do We Go Next?" concerning evaluation of the student-led conference and making adjustments in the process; (9) "Going It Alone," suggestions for teachers ready to try student-led conferences but who do not yet have the support or resources to try a school-wide initiative; and (10) "Commonly Asked Questions about Student-Led Conferences." Appended are additional forms and handouts. (Contains 26 references.) (KB)
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Begin With the End in Mind
Mean while Back in the Classroom
Putting the Pieces Together
Setting Goals for the Future
Where Do We Go Next?
Going It Alone
Commonly Asked Questions
Additional Forms and Handouts
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