Improving Academic Skills
Improving Skills Needed for Academic Achievement
Class meetings are a time for students to hone communication skills as students need to speak clearly and listen well during a class meeting. Some students might be given leadership roles in actually conducting class meetings. Students may need to analyze information, consider perspectives, create and evaluate options, consider consequences, negotiate, make decisions or come to consensus during class meetings.
Class meetings can also allow for discussions about homework or test preparation. They also can be used to gather feedback or reflect on and discuss what has been taught/learned.
In an article from Professional School Counseling, Dana Edwards and Fran Mullis provide more details on how to maximize the positive impact of your meetings. You can read it online here thanks to FindArticles.com Classroom meetings: encouraging a climate of cooperation (opens in new window)