Students Led Conferences is a chance for students to take responsibility for their learning. As the name suggests the student should be doing most of the talking. Both the parent and the teachers are encouraging the child to share more about his/her work. The format allows for children to be reflective of their work and practice the real world skills of communication and leadership. SLCs also serve as a stepping stone for presentations of learning.
Student Led Conferences are different from Parent Teacher Conferences in many ways. They are not an opportunity for parents to voice huge concerns or for teacher’s to answer specific questions. The time frame of student led conferences is longer, and adult talk should be kept at a minimum. In Student Led Conferences the goal of the parent is to listen and keep your child talking and thinking about their work.