The Course is Accelerated, Not the Kid!
I’m reblogging this terrific post from my friends at Newfane Middle School. The last line is something we all can learn from, whether you are in PR, social media, marketing or education: “great things can happen through collaboration and supported goals.” Read on.
Long time, no blog! I’m guilty of some inattention to this site, and I’ll do my best to be a more regular writer and perhaps more importantly, provide our readers with more info on upcoming events.
This morning I boarded a bus at Newfane Early Childhood Center to travel with about 40 colleagues to a “summer institute” designed to help more of us incorporate the major tenets of the AVID program in our schools throughout the district. AVID, a national program whose aim is to close to achievement gap and make college success an option for all students, stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. Our participation in this institute is possible through grant-funding, and we’ll be spending three days in Philadelphia, PA along with educators from all over the eastern seaboard and beyond.
AVID stresses that teaching and learning methods should be interactive; students should be the center of…
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