The kit offers teaching tools designed to educate, empower and engage students to direct their own Student Success Session (redesigned Parent Teacher Conference). Engaging in this process helps establish leadership, accountability, academic success. Students and parents are encouraged to participate in activities like Open Session to enhance open communication and center the focus on student needs. Creating and maintaining open communication empowers students to engage and advocate for themselves creating independence and the confidence to lead. This is at the heart of a student's success.
Here's the link to the presentation https://docs.google.com/a/dtechhs.org/presentation/d/1OdeT5S4KIGLRIQfFe-kNdX8wJG3FSogDFZs2QtXqeo0/edit?usp=sharing
Some advice for parents: End each conference with the question "What Do you love most about my child?"
This idea was inspired by watching my son Michael, who made his sun flower with the seeds on the outside! Also inspired by Design Tech High School - an innovative charter school that uses Open Session to engage students in identifying academic challenges and designing student-centered solutions.
Below is a YouTube video about Visual Spatial Learners ( Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein)