Marciano Flores was the teacher speaker at one of this year’s Summer Institutes in San Diego, CA. Below is his speech as prepared.
When I think about the way to student success, there isn’t so much a way as there is an attitude: individual determination!
I currently teach at my alma mater, East Bakersfield High School (EBHS). In my old neighborhood, I find not much has changed. When I attended EBHS in the 80s, very few of our graduating seniors went off to four-year universities. Many of us wanted to go to college and were encouraged to do so. However, knowing your destination and mapping the way to success are very different. The one, huge difference between then and now is AVID.