Conferring Folder That Keeps You Meeting With ALL Your Students Every Week!
Making sure you meet with ALL your students every single week is not as easy as it looks. Some students are significantly behind, so you feel that you need to meet with them as often as you can. Then you have students who are meeting expectations or above grade level that you feel like you are neglecting.
For those of you who need a visual way to keep track of your meetings with students, let me show you exactly how to make this Conferring Meeting Folder and how to use it.
Here’s How To Create Your Conferring Meeting Folder
Step 1: Open the folder and use the ruler to measure the individual boxes for each of your students. So if you have 20 students, then your folder needs to accommodate at least 20 boxes. Decide how big each square will need to be for all the boxes. I would suggest using a pencil to draw the boxes just in case your measurements are a little off. Then when you feel good about it, go over the pencil with a Sharpie marker.
Step 2: At the top of the folder, you can put the title: “How Am I Doing?”
Step 3: Label each individual box with each student’s name.
Step 4: And finally, you will save the mini post-it notes for later. You can leave all the boxes empty when you start.
Now Here's Some Ways the Conferring Meeting Folder Can Work For You!
Option 1: When you meet with a student in a 1-1 conference or small group, you will put a mini post-it note in the student’s square. You will immediately be able to see which students you haven’t met with yet. And before you meet with that student a second time, you can meet with the students that don’t have a mini post-it in their box first.
Option 2: You can start with mini post-its already in the squares to begin with. When you meet with a student, you take off the post-it.
Option 3: Once you start meeting with students, you can write the number (1) on the mini post-it to show that you meet with them in a 1-1 conference. And when you meet with students in a small group, you can use the letter (G). And what about if you meet with students in a partnership? You can use the letter (P) for that. Now you will not only be able to see which students you have met with and which ones you haven’t, but you will also see visually how often you are meeting with certain students in a 1-1 conference, small group, or partnership.
If you find that you are always meeting with a certain students 1-1, you might want to consider mixing up your conferring methods and giving them an opportunity to not only learn from you, but also their peers.
Talk to you soon,