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You Could Be AVID’s Next Blogger!

By Kayla Burrow, Marketing Communications Specialist, AVID Center

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!

We hope to feature a variety of educator voices, so please encourage your principals, counselors, deans, professors, elementary teachers, AVID site team teachers, and AVID Elective teachers to send us their ideas. We hope you’ll also encourage your AVID students and alums to give it a try too.  

Don’t worry if you’ve never blogged before. Our team can help!

Below are our blog basics. Review them, think it over, and take a chance. Your voice could be added to our blog!

Blog Basics

  • Our blogs are conversational in tone.
  • Length: 1,000 words or less (500–850 words is the sweet spot)
  • Blogs need to be actionable. We want people to read the blog one week and then be able to turn around and do something with it the next, either by trying it out themselves or sharing with their colleagues or students in some way.  


Want to see some stellar blogs for inspiration? Check out our Top 10 Blogs of 2015!


Kayla Burrow has been a member of the Marketing, Communications, & Development team at AVID Center since 2012. She was a first-generation college student and received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in English and Secondary Education. Kayla has worked in education in many roles, including AVID tutor. She taught English at Grand Prairie High School Ninth Grade Center in Grand Prairie, Texas, where she was also the AVID Elective Teacher and Coordinator. Now, she works to help spread the word about AVID and all the great work AVID educators are doing around the world.


Want to read more blogs from Kayla? Check these out!

What Can Students Learn from Marshmallows?

Top 5 Reasons for Educators to Get Social!

Curious, Persistent, and Willing to Take Risks

Confronting Stereotypes in the Classroom: Part 1

Confronting Stereotypes in the Classroom: Part 2

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