We only have 15 minute conference blocks, so we had to really search for some guidance on how to do a student-led conference without setting up rotations for students to go through with their parents. We watched some youtube videos, and finally found one format that would work for us. We also searched TPT and found some student-led conference organizers. We chose a couple, and adapted them to fit our needs.
Basically, students are describing:
We are also having students discuss:
We also included:
- their behavior during 3rd quarter
- what they're looking forward to for the rest of year
- their favorite part of the year so far
- a little blurb about their progress on fundraising for our end of year trip
My favorite part is the concluding statement students give, thanking their parents for taking the time to listen to them explain their grades and such. I don't think children today thank their parents enough!
I'm posting my conference form in my TPT shop as a freebie! Click on either image to find it. It's editable to meet your needs. It's scripted at the beginning and end, and provides places for students to write.