WEGC recently ran student led Learning Conferences. Despite my initial reservations these turned out to be extremely valuable insofar as:
1. Great basis for building relationships with both student and parents outside of the classroom.
2. Opportunity to surface any issues… and show of the great work they have been doing.
3. Excellent opportunity for the focus of discussion to be on the student… for 30 minutes. this is a rare opportunity.
4, Good opportunity to see how students relate to parents – in virtually all cases extraordinarily well!
The promotional video … http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AnUe8qsII-A