March: Students Lead their Conferences

“I was not nervous, because I knew what I did well and I also knew what I was going to tell my mom.”
— Indhira Gomez (751)

Parent teacher conference took place on March 12th and many students were feeling nervous about it. Some felt excited because they could show their parents the growth they have made over the past units. Indhira Gomez (751) shared, “I was not nervous, because I knew what I did well and I also knew what I was going to tell my mom.” However, others like Adams Fernandez (751) felt worried about what his mom was going to say and how she would react based on his grades.

Conferences are always a time where students have mixed feelings. Speaking to parents can be difficult because the idea of telling them about your work is scary. Here at Highbridge Green students had the opportunity to prepare during their advisory period to make sure they knew what to say and prepare Next Steps for those who needed to work on a certain subject. This method, allowed students to feel confident to the point that they were able to explain how they were doing in classes and explain their progress report.

For a lot of students their main focus was coming up with a next steps plan to help them practice more on what they need to improve on. For example, revising work, completing level 4 or extension work, reading at home, practicing in Khan Academy, and many more.

Giving students the opportunity to talk about their work allows them to be more aware on what they need to work on and actually hold them accountable. For the next conference it is important for students to practice more and not be scared because if you are having trouble that is an opportunity for students who are struggling to come up with a plan to help them improve. Overall, this was a great night!

Article by: Clarissa Riviera (651) and Mary Diaz (751)