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No School – Student-Led Conferences
Monday, October 21, 2019
At Athlos Academy, student-led conferences take the place of traditional parent-teacher conferences. Through the process of planning for and facilitating their own conference, students:
- Are empowered to honestly reflect on their learning
- Take ownership of their successes and challenges
- Set specific goals for the future
Role of the Student:
Students facilitate the conference and honestly reflect on strengths, areas of challenge, highlights, needs, and goals for the future. After the conference, they reflect on what went well and areas for improvement to set goals for future student-led conferences.
Role of Families:
Family members at the conference actively listen to the student, ask questions, and offer encouragement and feedback. Families also support student’s goals at home by engaging in ongoing discussions about progress, the Athlos pillars, challenges, goals, etc.
Read an article about how student-led conferences help children lead.