Jan 9, 2013 What is the value of a college education to you? What do you hope to gain by attending college?
Jan 25, 2012 Introduction: In a Socratic Seminar, participants seek deeper understanding of complex ideas through rigorously thoughtful dialogue. A Socratic Seminar fosters active learning as participants explore and evaluate the ideas, issues, and values in a particular text. Text: (from tweentribune.com) • Wikipedia May Shut Down on Wednesday • Could You Live Without the Internet? Prompt: Predict how our lives would be different if we no longer had access to the Internet. READ MORE
Oct 24, 2011 Philosophical Chairs is a format for classroom discussion, which is used in AVID, as well as classes in each content area. While this activity is similar to a debate, it is a dialogue which develops students' abilities to give careful attention to other students' comments and to engage in dialogue with one another to gain a greater understanding of the topic presented. READ MORE
Jan 26, 2011 A major goal of the AVID program is to empower students with both the knowledge and the skills to take charge of your own educations. Understanding yourselves as learners is one part of the journey to becoming self-directed learners. Today in AVID you completed a Learning Styles survey. READ MORE
Jan 6, 2011 Explain why team building skills are an important component in your AVID class as well as other classes? Predict how these skills will benefit you in high school, college, and your career.
Sep 22, 2010 Congratulations, AVID scholars! We have the first half of the quarter under our belts, and we’re really starting to learn what AVID is all about and how it will support us in each of our classes, as well as in high school, college, and beyond. We’re off to a terrific start! Share your thoughts on our classroom blog about how the essential skills that we’re learning are already starting to help you and/or how you see them benefiting you later this year and beyond. READ MORE
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