This year, the conference will open with each student presenting and reflecting on their learning thus far this year for about 10 minutes. Both the advisor and the parent(s) will be asked to remain in listening mode. Then parents will have an opportunity to raise a "Crucial Question" or two. (This is an element we added last year after feedback from our Parent Advisory Group.) Finally, the advisor will share their perspective and any input from other teachers.
Here's what we mean by the Crucial Question(s). What is the one (or two) questions you think is most important to discuss with your child and their advisor during the conference? The aim would be to have an honest, real, unanxious and productive conversation about your question(s) for about 10 minutes. If possible, we would love for you to consider and submit your crucial question(s) by Monday, November 5th. This would allow for both your child and the advisor to do the pre-thinking necessary to make the most of the scarce time together.