Report cards convey information in only one
direction. A conference is an important opportunity for dialogue between
the student and those who are supporting him/her. Reporting conferences
at Braemar are usually student-led or three-way.
A three-way conference is one in which
parents, students and teachers are actively involved in reviewing student
strengths, setting goals, and determining support in attaining goals. The
students would be responsible for sharing their learning orally and through
A student-led conference is one in which the
student and parent are actively engaged, with the student taking responsibility
for leading the conference, and the teacher acting as a facilitator. The
student is responsible for sharing his/her learning orally and through work
Remember, reporting conferences need not be
your only contact with your child's teacher. An interview can be
scheduled at your request any time during the year. We welcome the
interest of parents.