One-to-One Conferences A Rich Opportunity for Student Self-Assessment & Growth Substantial one-to-one conferences between the teacher and the student plays a major role in any MARIO classroom. Before conferencing with the teacher, students typically reflect and self-assess their current levels of performance using a previously established rubric. The composition of this rubric reflects the goals and focus of learning for the student and can be created in a joint effort between teacher and student. After assessing themselves, students identify and plan for specific actions they will take to improve future performance. When meeting one-to-one with the teacher, students take the lead by providing a rationale and evidence for the levels of achievement. The teacher addresses any misperceptions the students might have, adjusts the levels of performance on the rubric as needed, provides support to craft specific actions and/or routines to improve future performance, and celebrates successes. Download a Starter Rubric One-to-One Conferences Also an Opportunity to Assess and Improve Teacher Instruction In addition to using a rubric to self-assess their current learning and guide future plans, students can fill out a google form to measure the effectiveness of any recent direct instruction and enrichment sessions delivered. Students shouldn't be the only individuals receiving feedback. Discover Ways to Measure Impact One-to-One Conferences A Unique MARIO Module On conference days, the schedule might look different and these sessions can potentially take up the entire class time. Each individual session typically lasts between 20-30 minutes. In addition to the extended length, teachers are not able to provide direct support for other modules running simultaneously, as they are working one-to-one with students. Although this might sound like a significant limitation, we believe it is well worth the trade-off. Students consistently rate one-to-one sessions and conferences as the time where they learn the most.

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