Personal Communication Strategy

Personal Communication Strategy Kimverly Torres Bernadette Romero

Transcript of Personal Communication Strategy

Personal Communication StrategyKimverly TorresBernadette Romero

The Conferen


A. Definition

The Conference• Is a formal or informal

meeting between/among the teacher and student and/or parent;

• Has a clear focus on learning for discussion

The Conference is used to:• Exchange information or share

ideas among the individuals at the conference;

• Explore the student’s thinking and to suggest next steps;

• Assesss the student’s level of understanding of particular concept or procedure;

B. Purpose

• Enable a student to move ahead more successfully on particular piece of work;

• Review, clarify, and extend what the student has already completed

• Help students internalize criteria for good work

B. Purpose

The Conference• Provides a clear focus for

discussion (i.e., a specific piece of work);

• Requires that responsibility for the success of the conference is shared by all participants.

C. Characteristics

• May take place as the learner is exploring a new concept or topic, or be a goal-setting session or a report on progress;

• Can be effective for both diagnostic and formative assessment

C. Characteristics

The Teacher:• Comes to the conference

prepared with specific questions to be answered;

• Gives individual feedback and clarifies misconceptions;

D. Teacher’s Role

• Puts students at ease, and supports student progress.

• Focuses on the process of reasoning followed by the student;

• Records information

D. Teacher’s Role

The Conference:• Can be part of collaborative

planning and decision-making.

• Is assisted by prepared questions;

• Can be extremely useful informative assessment strategy

E. Considerations

The Interview

The Interview• is a form conversation in

which all parties increase their knowledge and understanding.

A. Definition

The interview is used to:• Focus on inquiry where the

purpose of the meeting is based on investigation;

• Explore the student’s thinking

B. Purpose

• Assess the student’s level of understanding of a particular concept or procedure;

• Gather information, obtain clarification, determine positions and probe for motivations;

B. Purpose

The Interview:• Tends to be meeting which

involves inquiry• Can be adapted to probe any

problem or any consideration;• Is usually guided by planned


C. Characteristics

The teacher:• Is responsible for the initial

questions that guide the conversation, as well as the flow and movement of the exchange.

• Generates information• Allows students to take lead in

the interview when appropriate

D. Teacher’s Role

The interview:• Needs time built in for

conversations especially when the purpose is an honest and thoughtful exchange.

E. Considerations

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