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AVID’s Adventures in College and Career Readiness blog covers current efforts in preparing all students for success in this global society. Students, teachers, experts, and thought leaders share stories, opinions, and tips on current education topics. View some of our most recent blogs below.

Recent Blogs

AVID Applauds National Superintendent of the Year Finalists
The AVID World is full of exceptional educators, and we want to take a moment to spotlight the efforts of two who were recently honored as finalists for the National Superintendent of the Year Award. These superintendents are making a positive difference in the lives of their students, and we are honored that AVID is a part of their work.

  Resistance Is Futile
By Jennifer Hatcher, AVID Elective Teacher/Coordinator, W.E. Greiner Middle School
I never could have imagined the future that we live in, and I’m both terrified and intrigued by the world that my son will grow up in...

What Can Students Learn from Marshmallows?
They’re puffy, soft, and sweet, the delicious glue that holds together every s’more, and they have a lot to teach us about success.  Who would think that something as simple as a marshmallow would help a group of researchers and psychologists at Stanford University discover what Dr. Joachim De Posada calls, “the most important principle for success, the ability to delay gratification.”

2016: The Year of…
By Craig McKinney, AVID Staff Developer
I’m decreeing that in my world, 2016 is “The Year of Playful Curiosity.” I hope the students and teachers I work with open their minds, banish their insecurities, and wonder “what if?” along with me.

7 Steps to Filling Out the FAFSA
This piece is from Home Room, the official blog of the U.S. Department of Education.
Need to fill out the FAFSA® but don’t know where to start? I’m here to help. You’ve already done the hard part and gathered all of the necessary information, so now it’s time to complete the FAFSA. Let me walk you through it step by step...

You Could Be AVID’s Next Blogger!
The AVID World is full of inspiration, hope, and educational strategies that truly change the trajectory of students’ lives. We do our best to share these innovative ideas and special stories here on our Adventures in College & Career Readiness Blog, and we’re always looking for new AVID voices to feature. Please consider this an open invitation to submit your blog ideas for consideration—if you’re an educator who utilizes AVID strategies or a current AVID student or alum, we want to hear from you!