In this edition of the Roundtable, Tim Cavey facilitates a conversation around student-led conferences: why, how, and best practices. Guests included Starr Sackstein, Melisa Hayes, Skylar Primm, Jeffery Frieden, and Victoria Thompson.
Questions That Guided Our Conversation
- 1:04 – Who are you and what is your current context in education?
- 4:15 – Let’s start with the rationale. Why do you believe in student-led conferences as an essential practice?
- 13:02 – Tell us about your experiences with student-led conferences. How have they looked in your world?
- 35:15 – For schools looking to refine and improve their approach, what are some other best practices, tools, or strategies that you can recommend?
- 48:35 – What about the student who doesn’t have a parent that is able or willing to attend the conference?
- 51:50 – When it comes to student-led conferences, who should we be reading? Which authors and books have you learned from?
- 56:01 – How can we connect with you? What’s next in your learning journey?
Connect with These Inspiring Educators on Twitter
- Victoria Thompson @VictoriaTheTech
- Starr Sackstein @MSSackstein
- Skylar Primm @SkylarPrimm
- Melisa Hayes @Hayes_Melisa
- Jeffery Frieden @SurThrivEDU
Books Recommended by the Panelists
- Leaders of Their Own Learning: Transforming Schools Through Student-Engaged Assessment by Ron Berger, Leah Rugen, and Libby Woodfin
- Hacking Assessment: 10 Ways to Go Gradeless in a Traditional Grades School by Starr Sackstein
- Teaching Students to Self-Assess: How do I help students reflect and grow as learners? by Starr Sackstein
- The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity by George Couros
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