…this practice is the biggest breakthrough in communicating about student achievement in the last century. When students are well prepared over an extended period to tell the story of their own success (or lack thereof), they seem to experience a fundamental shift in their internal sense of responsibility for that success. The pride in accomplishment that students feel when they have positive story to tell and tell it well can be immensely motivational. The sense of personal responsibility that they feel when anticipating what it will be like to face the music of having to tell their story of poor achievement can also drive them to productive work.
Rich Stiggins, Phi Delta Kappan, November 1999.
Each year at Sekolah Victory Plus we hold Student Led Conferences (SLCs) at the end of Term 1 and Term 3. The entire school is involved and abuzz with an energy of student sharing and achievement. Continue reading