Question Everything

Question Everything

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How AVID levels the playing field, helping underserved students come out ahead In Question Everything, awarda€“winning education writer Jay Mathews presents the stories and winning strategies behind the Advancement Via Individual Determination program (AVID). With the goal of preparing students for the future whether that future includes college or not AVID teaches students the personal management skills that will help them survive and thrive. Focused on time management, presentation, and cooperation, the AVID program leads not only to impressive educational outcomes, but also to young adults prepared for life after school. This book tells the stories of AVID educators, students, and families to illustrate how and why the program works, and demonstrates how teachers can employ AVIDa€²s strategies with their own students. Over the past thirty years, AVID has grown from a single teachera€²s practice to an organization serving 400, 000 middlea€“ and higha€“school students in 47 states and 16 countries. Question Everything describes the ideas and strategies behind the upward trajectory of both the program and the students who take part. Learn which foundational skills are emphasized for future success Discover how AVID teaches personal management skills in the academic context Contrast AVID student outcomes with national averages Consider implementing AVID concepts and techniques into current curricula As college readiness becomes a top priority for the Federal Government, the Gates Foundation, and other influential organizations, AVIDa€²s track record stands out as one of success. By leveling the playing field and introducing qreala€“worldq realities early on, the program teaches students skills that help them in the workplace and beyond.Farley, as both IB and AVID coordinator, struggled with the failure to get more students achieving the IB diploma, which required good grades on six IB exams, a four-thousand-word research paper called the extended essay, and a a€œTheory ofanbsp;...

Title:Question Everything
Author:Jay Mathews
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2015-04-27


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