Coming Together for Student Development
At International School Bangkok (ISB), we believe that successful learning happens when there is a strong partnership between the child, their parents and their teachers. That’s why we particularly value the opportunity to bring everyone together to discuss and reflect on each child’s development and progress, through ISB’s Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences, which incorporate a student-led approach.
The unique format of these conferences means that parents can meet their child's teacher, and hear directly from both the student and the teacher about how their child's learning is progressing.
A Path for Every Child
Our most recent set of Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences took place in October, beginning with our Elementary School.
When asked to analyze and evaluate their learning in light of our ISB values and attributes, our Elementary students suggested great ideas for their own growth and improvement. The students showed incredible self-management skills from and the discussions provided their parents and teachers with an excellent understanding of the best way to continue moving forward.
Our Middle School Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences came next, and again students demonstrated responsibility and self-management. There was also an appreciation to have students and parents back together on campus, looking ahead at the challenges and opportunities of the months and years to come – and setting practical goals to ensure consistent learning progress.
Likewise, the Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences at our High School saw an excellent turnout and many productive discussions. Entirely in line with the ISB approach to learning, these sessions encourage students to self-reflect as they work with their parents and teachers to continually develop their skills. Students were able to identify their strengths, have an open dialogue, and assess growth areas for the future.
To ensure physical distancing, this year’s conferences relied on sign-up time slots, the use of two gyms, and an extension from a 1-day event to a 2-day event. As a result, our parents and students were able to spend a greater amount of quality time with each of their teachers, while being on campus in a safe setting.
This partnership of home and school is the foundation for success for our learners and is cultivated throughout the year.