A cooperative approach to working with families is of the utmost importance to educators. Depending upon the approach, the parent(s) can be a tremendous support or an actual stumbling block to education within the school. This class will explore positive ways to enlist the support of even the most "distant" parent. Utilization of home visitation strategies, parent groups, conferences, phone calls and notes will be examined. Specific communication strategies will be explained which are geared to enable educators in facilitating a cooperative atmosphere with parents. At the completion of this course, each person will have a multitude of ideas to use immediately in the school and classroom.
We advise you to review and download a summary of the course syllabus
Once you register, log onto the instructorʼs website at www.michaelsedler.com. Click on Classes, then scroll down and click on Parents: Adversary or Ally? manual. The manual will download as a PDF file to your computer.
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