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Three-way Conferences: Leaders Of Their Own Learning!

Canadian International School of Guangzhou 2021-04-20 17:00:45

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn."


The wisdom in these quotes certainly encapsulates the true essence of Student-led and Parent-teacher-student Conferences. Learning through experience has the propensity to engage students in that students actively participate in their own learning through hands-on experience.


On Thursday April 22 and Friday April 23, CIS will be hosting Student-led Conferences and Parent-Teacher Conferences for their according grades, amazing opportunity to find out what students have been learning at school directly from themselves! 


What are the benefits of these conferences?

At these conferences, students are in charge of leading the discussion and presenting a selection of their work. This develops a sense of ownership and responsibility for their learning. The teacher acts as a facilitator, while parents listen and speak with their child about their academic and social progress. 


There are many benefits of these conferences, such as:


- Students aren't just bystanders in discussions about their achievement and progress, but rather are active participants

- Students get to play an active role in planning their own learning and goal-setting.

- Parents learn how they can support their children’s learning at home.

- Parents must attend the conferences with their child as it's a great way to see what is happening in the classroom through the eyes of their children!


"Three-way" is a tradition at CIS

On November 5th and 6th, CIS held Parent-Teacher-student Conferences for Semester 1. In the three-way conferences, student, parent and teacher meet with one another to discuss progress and how they can all work together towards success.


The foyer came to life with learning displays from each grade. Parents and students scanned QR codes to see ‘learning in action’and admire student work.


CIS encourages and fully supports students attending interviews with teachers. A child is the most important person in the room and they should be contributing to conversations about their own academic well-being.