As we prepare to welcome Spring, schools are buzzing with excitement and preparing for state exams. As we move forward in the AVID elective class remember our focus is to support our students to be college ready. The relationship between you and your students has a profound impact on academic success. By increasing the "relational capacity" and providing a college-going culture you are helping students feel connected and you are transforming the educational environment. The work you do each day, truly makes a difference. Take a moment to reflect on what you can do to continue to improve your student/teacher relationships and impact student achievement. Remember each and everyday counts! Thank you for everything! Michele
Tutorology Reflection--Please take time to reflect on your tutorials. Are tutorials consistently occurring twice a week in your AVID class? Are you utilizing the Tutorial Analysis Guide (TAG) to determine a focus and a goal for your AVID students? Are you building a positive environment where students feel safe to be vulnerable if they don't know an answer to a question? Have you review questions stems to support inquiry? Are you doing AVID claps after each presentation? Are you building capacity? The PROCESS is key and the focus. If you are using previous STAAR test questions to support math, please do not use 2014 or below. The TEKS changed and only 2015 and forward are relevant. Work with your core subject teachers to find out what topics the students are struggling with and encourage questions from all subject areas. If you need support or feedback on your tutorials, please send me an e-mail and I will stop by.
THANK YOU to Cunningham Middle School for hosting the area AVID District Director meeting. Principal Sandy Deleon shared Cunningham Middle School story and guided the classroom observation tours. District Directors were able to observe ELA, math, and social studies, and AVID elective classrooms where they saw WICOR in action. Below are just a few pictures from our visit.