The Best 5 Books on Jay Mathews
In Question Everything, award-winning education writerJay Mathews presents the stories and winning strategies behind theAdvancement Via Individual Determination program (AVID). With thegoal of preparing students for the future – whether thatfuture includes college or not – AVID teaches students thepersonal management skills that will help them survive and thrive.Focused on time management, presentation, and cooperation, the AVIDprogram leads not only to impressive educational outcomes, but alsoto young adults prepared for life after school. This book tells thestories of AVID educators, students, and families to illustrate howand why the program works, and demonstrates how teachers can employAVID's strategies with their own students.
Over the past thirty years, AVID has grown from a singleteacher's practice to an organization serving 400,000 middle- andhigh-school students in 47 states and 16 countries. QuestionEverything describes the ideas and strategies behind the upwardtrajectory of both the program and the students who take part.
- Learn which foundational skills are emphasized for futuresuccess
- Discover how AVID teaches personal management skills in theacademic context
- Contrast AVID student outcomes with national averages
- Consider implementing AVID concepts and techniques into currentcurricula
As college readiness becomes a top priority for the FederalGovernment, the Gates Foundation, and other influentialorganizations, AVID's track record stands out as one of success. Byleveling the playing field and introducing "real-world" realitiesearly on, the program teaches students skills that help them in theworkplace and beyond.
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