February 14

posted Feb 14, 2012, 5:14 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Feb 17, 2012, 5:28 AM ]
Today our focus is getting ready for this week's conferences. You'll want to make sure your portfolio is neat and up-to-date, and spend some time going over its contents so everything is in the right place and you know where everything is. (Part of your success in a conference is not spending a lot of time looking for things, and focusing on what you have to say instead). 
Make sure you have:
  • Your typed goals sheet at the front of your portfolio. You'll want to begin your conference talking about those, as much of your conference will focus on how well you're doing in meeting them.
  • Your test scores and attendance information are available in your Learning Plan, which you'll get this morning. Take a look at the scores there to make sure they are correct, and to make sure you understand them. Also be sure to understand what your requirements are for graduation.
  • You'll also get a "transcript" showing all grades you've earned so far at CHS. Make sure it looks accurate, and spend some time getting an understanding of the GPA information on it. Is it where you want to be?

Fill out the Script Outline to help you plan what you'll focus on in each area of the conference. You don't want to talk about EVERYTHING in the list of questions at the right. Choose those that are most important to you, and jot down some notes or key ideas in the spaces at the left.

Turn in your forecasting sheet so Mr. Knowles has it when the conference arrives.