Compass points thinking routine

This thinking routine might be used prior to the conference, or be jointly constructed during the conference.

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I usually have a questionaire for students and families to fill out before the conference, with an open section for parents/caregivers. I'd like to refine this.

I'm reading 'Making Thinking Visible' by Ritchhart et al. The thinking routine, Compass Points, might be a useful tool at conferences. Either prior to the conference, for families to communicate their expectations and desires, or as a tool to record the thinking had within the conference.

I would be interested to explore how this could be best used.

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Janet,
Can you explain further what Compass Points entails?