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Motivating Students: Could Pride Be the Best Incentive?
Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 5:23PM
By Bill Madigan, AVID Staff Developer
“Like any other tool for facilitating the completion of a questionable task, rewards offer a "how" answer to what is really a "why" question.”
― Alfie Kohn, Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A'S, Praise and Other Bribes
So, about 15 years ago, this principal at a very low performing school in Houston dressed as a little girl and rode a tricycle up and down the halls because he promised he would if the students performed well on a state standardized reading test... more
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Antoine Bethea a quiet leader in the community
December 9, 2013
He answers the front door in a white undershirt, athletic shorts and socks, no shoes.
A shy grin creeps across his face as he looks down to the floor, holding his hand out to shake. It's a little uncomfortable to have a fuss made about you, a photographer in your house, when you're Antoine Bethea.
He's quiet. Unassuming. Humble. Everyone who knows the Indianapolis Colts safety — from his teammates to his fiancé to his old high school teacher — describe him that way... more
What's New: NBA AVID Day with the Charlotte Bobcats
NBA AVID Day with the Charlotte Bobcats included 1,109 AVID students in grades 6-12 from North and South Carolina. The students were treated to a speaker series of Bobcat Executive Team members and other Charlotte speakers regarding college preparation and stories of their careers... more
What's New: National Conference
What's New: Video Contest!
AVID Center is hosting a video contest starring YOU! Create a video that showcases AVID’s impact. Winning videos will receive $1,000