By Michelle Luna, AVID Elective Teacher and Coordinator, Americas High School
What we are asked to do as AVID Elective teachers and coordinators can feel so daunting. I really did not think I could do it when I first started. I needed to become comfortable with the curriculum, recruit other educators for my AVID site team, recruit students for my AVID Elective class, manage an AVID budget, plan college field trips, and the list goes on. It honestly wasn’t until the end of my first semester teaching AVID that I saw things click with the kids and realized how AVID works. Once my colleagues and I saw my students succeeding, I knew AVID had become my greatest tool for affecting change in my students and on my campus. I was hooked!
Here’s my best advice for thriving as an AVID Elective teacher and/or coordinator, especially in the first year!