Why a page dedicated to AVID?
Four reasons: (1) Students benefit from having the resources at their fingertips; (2) From personal evidence, the program works; (3) The data and the research supports the success of this non-profit organization and program.
I consider myself an AVID teacher and have been lucky enough to attend two national conferences. Students who use the AVID strategies, whether in the actual elective program or not, have better Cornell notes, time management, binder organization, understand small group collaboration, tend to be more comfortable with oral presentations, demonstrate individual determination and contribute to a positive classroom environment.
The final reason; using and working with AVID strategies and focus makes me a better facilitator of learning. It’s that simple.
- This visual shows how proven practices can prepare for students to be successful in high school and further. Originally the strategies were constructed to address students who were traditionally underrepresented in higher education; however, they are indicative of good teaching that help students school-wide through WICOR. Much is also evident on youcubed.org where Jo Boaler and Stanford University are leading the way in a mathematical revolution to bring math to ALL through similar strategies.