Despite being an avid NYT reader, I had no clue that there was a cool website called Room for Debate. I wrote an opinion based about the value and need for Student Led Conferences using what I saw at the schools in my book on Deeper Learning as well as what I have observed at other site visits and articles like that by Emily Richmond in Hechinger A teacher wrote an opinion based on her experience as a teacher. The comments then debate the two different opinions. The comments are enlightening on multiple levels – they are very mixed as to the depth of the discourse or the negative reaction but nonetheless, provide an interesting perspective on how people view the role of the student and adults in learning highlighting the difference of a student centered approach to teaching and learning.
Enter the debate and share your perspective: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2016/06/01/should-students-lead-parent-teacher-conferences?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share