I promised Paul Aniceto that I would blog about the Student-Led Conferences that my students held with their parents this school year and elaborate more on the process itself.
This is just one of the many opportunities parents get to know what their children do in school – we have a class blog they follow, I send weekly overviews of our activities in a PDF format via e-mail, we meet in October for a Target Setting conference and more. I will focus solely on this type of conference because I don’t think many schools outside the IB community use it and, well, you might find it interesting.
The students are the ones who lead the conference. The teacher is simply a host who documents the process (yes, I had a photo cam and a flipcam in each hand – multitasking, anyone?)
The portfolio is a selection of student work chosen by the students themselves. Each piece is accompanied by a written reflection by each student.