How AVID Changed the Way We Think

6th grade AVID students at Patrick Henry K-8 School took their love for AVID and decided to expand it to the halls of their elementary school. Through building and creating a fully student-led digital presentation, the students taught community building games, organization strategies, and how AVID has shaped them as middle school students. Through this experience, elementary students and teachers were able to get a taste of the engaging, yet rigorous environment and community that AVID upholds each day.

Driving Question:
How can strategies we learn in AVID shape our actions and others actions outside of our classroom?

6th grade AVID students at Patrick Henry K-8 School

Imani Thaniel


Student Empowerment:
6. Gain awareness of motivators that positively impact performance
8. a) Gain awareness of skills that increase mental flexibility
b) Explore the relationship between grit and perseverance

Leadership of Others:
2. a) Identify leadership opportunities and positions in the school and community
b) Determine formal and informal leadership opportunities that could be pursued
3. a) Select tools to analyze a conflict and identify a positive solution

1. Establish norms and expectations around shared responsibility among group members
2. Establish norms and expectations around appreciating diversity among group members
3. Develop a foundational familiarity and comfort with classmates
4. Identify respectful and disrespectful actions of self and others
5. Check group members’ level of understanding
6. Utilize technology to collaborate with classmates
7. a) Apply basic understanding of effective public speaking
b) Incorporate visual aids and/or technology when appropriate
8. Describe the characteristics of effective listening, such as eye contact and mirroring
9. Monitor word choice when speaking
10. Identify formal and informal language registers

2. a) Explore a variety of organizational formats for calendaring/planning
b) Determine how to use time effectively
c) Assess complex assignments and break them into smaller tasks