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Canter and Associates, LLC

How to Get Parents on Your Side®

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Overview / Abstract:

Discover how to improve your students’ achievement by recruiting their parents to support your efforts in the classroom. With this graduate-level course, you will learn how to encourage parents to take an active role in their children's education by creating clear guidelines for collaboration. Begin by assessing your parental involvement needs and then explore ways to develop more effective relationships that feature mutual respect and open lines of communication. You will also examine how to work with parents of diverse cultures and parents of children with special needs.

Teaching Tangibles
Learn proactive steps for establishing early communication with parents.
Practice working with parents in a positive and cooperative manner.
Examine the diversity of your students and their families, and learn ways to promote more effective communication.
Develop a plan for ongoing positive communication with parents.


Oct 16, 2020


Education (K-12)





Credits / Hours

3 semester hours

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Lee Canter, M.S.W.

Lee Canter is a nationally recognized expert in behavior management. His programs have helped more than 1.5 million educators create more harmonious classroom and school environments where teachers can teach and students can achieve greater success.

Sonia Nieto, Ed.D.

Dr. Nieto is a professor emeritus of language, literacy, and culture in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her scholarly work has focused on multicultural and bilingual education, curriculum reform, and teacher education. She has written numerous book chapters and articles on these themes. Her book, Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education, is used widely in multicultural education and professional development courses. Other books include The Light in Their Eyes: Creating Multicultural Learning Communities and What Keeps Teachers Going?

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Canter and Associates, LLC

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