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    No one can predict the future, but all students can be prepared to thrive in the world that awaits them.

    With the appropriate postsecondary preparation and a focus on soft skills that businesses need, AVID students are ready to shape their path and change our world.

  • Let Students Drive

    AVID students reflect and question while mastering content rather than just repeating and memorizing. Our students work together to problem solve and to change the level of discourse in the classroom as they prepare for success. Students are taught to articulate what they don’t understand and learn how to seek out the resources they need. By teaching critical thinking, inquiry, and self-advocacy, AVID educators empower students to own their learning. Try this speaking and listening activity for a sample of how AVID teaches soft skills.

  • Lead More, Talk Less

    AVID’s professional learning and curriculum promote student-centric problem solving, rather than teachers delivering answers with lectures. This student-centered approach ensures that the people doing the most talking learn the most. This engages students and creates content mastery through inquiry and collaboration. Explore this guide for effective study groups.

  • Remove Barriers to Learning

    All students need to learn how to learn. Note-taking, studying, and organizing assignments are all skills that must be taught and practiced to perfect, but are not explicitly taught in schools. With guided, scaffolded support from AVID, educators can teach students how to master these and other academic behaviors that will help them succeed in school and life. Help your students take more effective notes.

  • Let Kids Be Kids

    Students would rather talk, move around, and ask questions than sit still and be quiet. Humans are wired to construct knowledge through action. AVID classrooms promote motion, communication, and teambuilding through activities such as Socratic Seminars, Collaborative Study Groups, peer tutoring, and Philosophical Chairs. These activities honor the way students learn best.

  • Explore the other approaches schools use to thrive with AVID.

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    Teacher Effectiveness

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    Student Learning