Dave, thanks for the comment/insights. The more we think about this idea, the more essential we think it is to support ongoing dialog between the school and families about learning. All of the other recipes will be enriched by this dialog. We like the idea of these conversation happening around the dinner table, but they can happen anywhere. Without this basic ingredient that builds trust and understanding through conversation, were not sure that structural changes to the conferences themselves will have much of an impact.
Shie, thanks for the feedback and totally agree. I think that in too many schools conferences are things that happen (maybe there is even some preparation) and when they are over they are over. I wondering if you have found any useful strategies for "dessert?" If so, please share them here to help round out the menu for #familydinner