In episode 43, Michael and Dan interview 2016 Tennessee Teacher of the Year Cathy Whitehead on student-led conferences.
Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources
- Brandt, S. (2003). What parents really want out of parent-teacher conferences. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 39(4), 160-163.
- Culver, L., & Cousino, G. (2000). Building a partnership. Schools in the Middle, 9(5), 12-15.
- Hackmann, D. (1995, Nov.). Student-led conferences: Encouraging student-parent academic discussions. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Middle School Association, New Orleans, LA. Retrieved from eric.ed.gov/?id=ED388449
- Hackmann, D., Kenworthy, J., & Nibbelink, S. (1998). Student empowerment through student-led conferences. Middle School Journal, 30(1), 35-39.
- Kinney, P. (2012). Student-led conferences support learning. Principal Leadership, 13(3), 55-57.
- Stiggins, R. J., & Chappuis, J. (2005). Using student-involved classroom assessment to close achievement gaps. Theory into Practice, 44(1), 11-18.
- Tuinstra, C., & Hiatt-Michael, D. (2004). Student-led parent conferences in middle schools. School Community Journal, 14(1), 59-80.
- Find more on Steven Covey’s The Leader in Me, which Cathy mentioned, on the website: http://www.theleaderinme.org/the-leader-in-me-book/
- Additionally, articles and peer-reviewed research about student-led conferences can be found at edutopia.org .
- Note: Cathy wants to send a big thank you to Cheryl Lambert, data and instructional coach at West Carroll SSD in Trezevant, Tennessee, for sharing her publication research.
- One of Dan’s favorite articles on democratic education details student-led students conferences in addition to including students in all aspects of teaching and learning: Brodhagen, B. (1995). The situation made us special. In M. W. Apple & J. A. Beane’s Democratic schools, 83-100. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Cathy Whitehead is a third-grade teacher in rural West Tennessee and the 2016 Tennessee Teacher of the Year. You can read her blog at readrunteach.blogspot.com or chat with her on Twitter @CathyWhitehead1.