On Thursday, April 26 our school had Student Led Conferences. This is a time when each student comes to school with their parents and tells them about what he/she has done so far this year and their strengths and weaknesses as a learner. The teachers is there just to encourage the presenter (if he/she needs it) and keep everything in order. He/she would present work to back-up their statement. The whole thing takes about half an hour. The first twenty minutes the stuident talks and the last ten minutes are to let parents ask questions.
This was my third time doing a “SLC” but this year the teachers changed the style of it a little. In the years before, the students had to write everything down and then find work to back it up. This year, the teachers gave us a presentation template. The first slide was the introduction. The introduction just told his/her parents about what their child was going to talk about. The second and third slides were for the students strengths and weaknesses as a learner. The fourth and fifth was for work that the student wanted to show their parents. The pieces of work would be both for what he/she felt he/she really did well on and what he/she could have improved on. The last three slides were for the students goals. Those would be for what the student wanted to be better at in school. The student would only set two goals and at the conference he/she and their parents would come up with a third goal together.
As I said before this was my third SLC so I wasn’t really that scared, plus I feel that I am a very strong presenter. My parents thought that my SLC was scheduled at 9:30 when it was really supposed to be 9:00 so we rescheduled with my teacher to 10:30. When I was finished presenting, I felt like only two minutes had gone by when really it was thirty. I felt very proud after my presentation, like I had just climbed a huge mountain. My parents looked proud too. I had fun presenting and I can’t wait to do it again next year!