We are looking forward to seeing you this Wednesday for our Three-Way interviews.
Please read the summary reminders below :
What are Three Way Learning Conferences and what do they look like?
Three Way Learning Conferences are a conversation between the student, their parent/s and their teacher.
The student has an opportunity to share with their parents, with the support of their teacher, their growth as a learner.
All three parties – student, parents and the teacher – sit together and talk about the student’s learning by looking at and discussing representative work samples.
Each conference will last for fifteen minutes with times pre-selected through our on-line booking system.
Three Way Learning Conferences achieve the following:
• help students demonstrate evidence of learning
• teach students the process of reflection and self-evaluation
• facilitate the development of organisational and oral communication skills and increase their self-confidence
• encourage students, parents, and teachers to engage in open and honest dialogue
• encourage students to accept personal responsibility for their learning
• increase parental understanding of their child’s learning journey
What does some of the research say?
Professor John Hattie identifies student self-reporting as the most significant indicator linked to raising student achievement.
‘If the focus is to be kept on learning, and the ownership of the learning with the child, then the best person to talk about the learning is the learner’… ‘Not only is the student the best person to tell their parents what they have learnt, but if we believe that students build their knowledge by communicating what they know, then providing an opportunity for the students to tell their family what they know can significantly assist with that learning.’ Absolum, (2006)
What Parents are asked to do during the Conference
•Turn up on time and listen carefully and ask clarifying questions.
• View and provide encouraging comments on student work, progress and achievement.
• Support goal setting and learning intention opportunities.
What Parents are asked to do after the Conference
:• Positively support and take an interest in helping your child to achieve their goals.
• Continue to encourage your child to aim for their personal best through challenge and support while reducing stress and anxiety.
Please respect time limits, and please show genuine respect, care and gratitude toward both your child and their teacher, as your teacher will do for you. Our relationships with one another are so important in setting your child up for success – both emotionally and academically. Children are keen observers – may they see us all at our best – wise, kind, considerate, reflective, positive!