How student-led conferences changed the way this teacher does her job

Congrats, Tennessee, on making it through the first week (or second, or third) of school!

Did you know we do a First Person series at Chalkbeat? These aren't your traditional op-eds, but rather, are meant to be personal essays from folks most affected by the topics in education that we report on.

Today, we bring you the perspective of a Nashville teacher whose school started "student-led conferences" in place of typical parent-teacher conferences. Here's a little bit of what she had to say:

"I had my doubts during my first round of these. I knew there were kids who would take it seriously. But then I thought of some of my students who struggled at school... How effective can it be for a middle schooler to lead a conference? But the honesty of my students during their conferences never ceases to amaze me."

Read more here.

-Caroline Bauman, community editor

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