Today was the student led learning review or as the most of us like to call it, the SLLR. That means that the students show their parents what they have recently been learning and how they have been learning. It was one hour long and I got to show my parents my recent learning at school. The purpose of the SLLR was to share my learning journey.
My parents said: “School here was a lot different from when he went to school. It is much more interactive and there is much more usage of multimedia tools than the 1970s US.” They said that my strengths were how I was learning (internet, multimedia etc.) and how we focus on a variety of subjects, but one of my weakness was “disdaining Chinese as this thing he ‘has to do’ rather than another cool tool for communication.” This was very similar to the goal-making conference earlier this year in the way that I was sort of nervous around my parents. I think that next year will help me with that because there will be much more parent involvement in school. My parents were surprised by all the technology that surrounds us nowadays.
They thought that I had grown most in literacy. Preparing for the SLLR helped me better understand myself as a learner by letting me see some of my strengths and weaknesses. The most challenging part of the SLLR was when I was trying to get my parents to do sit-ups. I failed miserably in that area. If I had to do this again, I would make sure that everything was bilingual so my mom would understand more. The best part of my SLLR was when my parents applauded and commended my effort in the end.
I am glad the SLLR is over, because I had been wondering how I would do for the past few days and getting slightly worried. I fulfilled my purpose, which was to share my learning journey with my parents and I think I got through almost all of the ideas I was trying to convey. Overall, I think that the SLLR is a hard, but effective way to present our learning to our parents.