Parent Conferences describe the conferences that Linda and her teaching
partner at South Park School began and which have grown in popularity
in Victoria schools and elsewhere. At South Park they are used at all
grade levels, K-5.
By teaching students how to take charge of
showing their parents their work and demonstrating and discussing both
how and what they have been learning in the different curriculum areas,
students grow in self-confidence. Parents are impressed by how much
their children know about their own development and their understanding
of what they need to do to grow in skills and knowledge.
75-page ebook is an update of Linda's book published by Scholastic which sold
many thousand copies in the US and Canada. Included are many
examples of activities she and other primary
teachers have set up at different centres in the classroom or elsewhere
in the school that families visit together during the conferences.
Included also are a variety of forms that can be photocopied or adapted
and some samples of conference programs that will inspire teachers to
design their own that fit their own teaching styles.