chapter  11
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Student-Led Conferences

The following Friday Focus appeared just as our first scheduled parent-teacher conferences concluded. However, as a follow-up to this regular and important event, I wanted to have teachers give some thought to what our gifted teachers were doing in the area of conferencing with parents-and students. One teacher, in particular, had been a leader within our school system in promoting the idea of student-led conferences as an alternative to the traditional parent-teacher conferences. She had experienced a great deal of success with this concept; after observing the process firsthand during our conference days, I asked this teacher to compose a Friday Focus on the topic.