Student Led conferences begin this week. One common concern that many of you have shared is that you want students to be realistic and accurate with their self reflections.
The only way to promote growth is for students and parents to understand an accurate picture of the student’s performance in the classroom. Growth does not happen for all students at the same rate because everyone does not learn the same way!
When we apply the engineering design process in the classroom, we purposefully teach students that the process is so important and to not give up or get discouraged. I really think student led conferences are the Share phase of the engineering design process and it continues to repeat itself.
Imagine: student curiosity, design challenges & daily “I can” statements
Plan: learning content & student goal setting
Design: student work & formative assessments/data
Share: work samples, report cards, parent and student led conferences
This is engineering at it finest-becoming self regulated learners, who do not give up!!