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How Student-Led Conferences Center the Learning Journey

When students lead the conversation in their parent-teacher conferences, they take ownership of their learning and growth.

April 22, 2021

At Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School in Queens, New York, students are supported as they prepare for their conferences with resources for goal setting and self-reflection. The school has made editable sample versions of their student-led conference script and habits of work and learning (HOWL) self-assessment checklist available for other educators to use (requires Google sign-in to make copies). Find more resources about the WOOP model for setting goals from Character Lab.

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