• AVID's TED-ED Blog Series

    Posted by AVID Center on 4/2/2018


    In this series of blogs, we share inspiring, informative, and entertaining videos and lessons from our friends at TED-Ed. We chose pieces that connect with the academic and soft skills we teach in the AVID Elective class and schoolwide. If you know of more great TEDEd videos we can feature, tell us in the comments!


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  • 5 Ways to Think More Critically

    Posted by AVID Center on 11/10/2017

    Critical thinking skills are an important part of good decision making. Share this TEDEd video with your students to help boost their own critical thinking strategies.

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  • Don't Let Statistics Mislead You

    Posted by AVID Center on 11/8/2017

    Help students think more critically about the data they see by sharing this TEDEd video on Simpson's paradox.

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  • Sleep's Role in Academic Success

    Posted by AVID Center on 11/3/2017

    Sleep is crucial to memory. Help students understand how they can use sleep to improve their mastery of new content with this short video from TEDEd.

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  • How to Avoid Miscommunication

    Posted by AVID Center on 10/27/2017

    Collaboration is a key AVID strategy, but miscommunication can bring it to a halt. This TEDEd video details concrete ways to avoid miscommunication. Have your students watch it before the next group activity.

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  • Listening Skills

    Posted by AVID Center on 10/20/2017

    Schools often focus on public speaking skills, but do we build listening skills? Here are 4 steps to becoming a better listener from TEDEd.

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  • The Food You Eat Affects Your Brain

    Posted by AVID Center on 10/13/2017

    It's important for students to understand how their brains work, and in this case, how their brains work with the food they eat. Learn the best ways to fuel brains in this TEDEd video.

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  • Practice Makes Perfect (But How?)

    Posted by AVID Center on 10/6/2017

    Learn how you can practice more effectively with the tips in this TEDEd lesson. The video is perfect to share with your AVID students as they hone their academic skills. #GrowthMindset

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  • How Can We Reduce Math Anxiety?

    Posted by AVID Center on 9/29/2017

    The anxiety that math can cause some people affects their ability to be successful with math, and trouble with math can cause more anxiety. Here are solid strategies to break this cycle! Find more resources like this on TEDEd.

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  • 6 Ideas to Find Fulfilling Work

    Posted by AVID Center on 9/22/2017

    Part of being career-ready is knowing what kind of work will be fulfilling. This is a great TEDEd video to share with your AVID students!

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