Tuesday, March 22, 2011

An uncommon skill

Here is what 2-3 teacher, Lynn, wrote to parents about student-led conferences:

This day is always a highlight in my school year. It's a unique experience for a teacher--I spend the day hearing these talented learners completely take the reins and celebrate their intellectual and personal growth with you. Hearing the conversations and seeing families huddled together is a gift for me. A day like this, dedicated solely to a child's self-reflections, is uncommon in schools today. Developing that ability to reflect, set goals, and adjust is an absolutely essential skill for success and satisfaction in life. This experience is just one example of how special Parker is for children, parents and teachers. Thank you! 

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