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Three-way conferences involve a conversation between the student, their parents and their teacher. This approach gives students an opportunity to share with their parents their growth as a learner; an opportunity to accept accountability and responsibility for their progress and achievement, and an opportunity to demonstrate a growing understanding of their development as independent learners.
They are exhausting, but I love them.
They reduce me to the essentials that I feel as a teacher: a key worker; a servant leader; a crucial part of a crucial team; a self-evaluator; a reflector; an encourager!
They're always a demanding, draining experience which leave me wired for hours after wards as I go over conversations in my head.
What I love about them is they put me in my place: responsible to parents for the development and growth of my students.
That's a heavy load.