By Amina Hassan
Student led conferences (SLC) will be here before you know it. Students have time in family group to prepare and gather their work. SLCs will be held on February 13th at 5:30-7:00pm during the parent teacher conferences, according to Ms. Blocker and Ms. Collins. Even if a parent is not able to show up, every student is still required to prepare for the SLC. Accommodations can be made if a parent can't show up that day. Accommodations include parents coming in during family group or students presenting to their family group carent.
Student Tahaara Gazali says, “Preparing for student led conferences during this month to me is a waste of time when exams are coming up, and semester and marking periods are ending in the same month. I have other things to prepare for and worry about. Also, I tell my mom what's going on in school. So then I have to present in family group when the teacher I present to is the one who helped me prepare for it.”
Dr. Bak says, “In the past SLCs were beneficial but hard to get a large number of students gather their own work.” About 20 parents attended out of the expected 50, but if parents didn't show up it didn't give students a purpose to do them. However, this year there's a purpose since it can be presented in family group to carents.