Empower learning, instill confidence and encourage ownership of the learning process: That’s what student-led conferences do for Emily Caldarelli’s fourth-graders at Paul Cuffee School in Providence. Here’s how they work.
With new students each year, changing curriculum and standards, and jobs that require 21st-century skills, Becky Streff (NE ’18) sees professional development and sharing best practices as an essential part of being an educator: “I need to change my practices to help prepare students for their futures.”
When new students join her fifth-grade class, Angie Beavin (KY ’18) tells them about her own fifth-grade teacher, who went the extra mile to help her adjust to a new school in the middle of the year: “I want them to know I will help them through this change. I want them to feel at home.”