Student Led Conferences (SLC)
Student Led Conferences are held in December, and March during the school year. SLC's are child-parent-teacher conferences in which the child is not only present, but in charge of explaining his or her progress, reflecting on accomplishments, and setting short and long-term goals. Students share their work with their parents. Students write a self-assessment to share with parents. The teacher is the facilitator during the parent teacher conferences.
The following are benefits of SLCs: show parents and students that their opinions and experiences are valued by the teacher; SLCs empower the child to take responsibility for his/her learning; give the parent/caregiver and teacher a chance to hear the student reflect on his/her progress in his/her own words; reassure students that parents/caregivers and teacher are there to support them; and hold students accountable for their academic and behavioral choices.