by Kristie Burk, DASD Coordinator of Blended and Online Learning
Last weekend I participated in #satchatwc (Saturday educational chat – West Coast) on Twitter. One of the topics was on improving parent/student engagement.
Justin Birckbichler @ is a 4th-grade teacher in Fredericksburg, VA. I really like his blog called “Mr. B’s Blog.” In our Twitter chat, he shared his ideas for improving parent/teacher conferences. You may be able to get a few good ideas for your conferences next week!
His blog includes a template for students to self-evaluate their strengths and weakness and to set a goal. The students had to complete a script, practice their conference and dress professionally for the event. The blog even includes video of two students’ conferences.