Why AVID at River Eves?
AVID Elementary is immersed in the work of Dr. Carol Dweck, a leading researcher in the field of motivation. In her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, she writes:
“In the growth mindset, people believe that their talents and abilities can be developed through passion, education, and persistence. For them, it’s not about looking smart or groom-ing their image. It’s about a commitment to learning—taking informed risks and learning from the results, sur-rounding yourself with people who will challenge you to grow, looking frankly at your deficiencies and seeking to remedy them.”
At REES, we believe that a growth mindset can be taught to students, and it is through the growth mindset that students succeed in following their dreams and fulfilling their aspirations.
What will AVID look like at REES?
REES will focus on the following research-based instructional strategies with the highest probability of enhancing student achievement for all students, in all subjects, in all grade levels.
- Goal setting
- Critical thinking
- Reinforce effort & provide recognition