Mentoring Minds Celebrates Creative and Critical Thinking in Schools With Online Contest - Tech Learning

Mentoring Minds Celebrates Creative and Critical Thinking in Schools With Online Contest

CHICAGO – March 17, 2014 – To celebrate creative and critical thinking in classrooms across the country, Mentoring Minds announced today the launch of the 2014 “Real Classrooms. Real Results” contest. The competition, to be held on Facebook, will offer more than $15,000 in prizes and is open to K-12 principals, administrators and educators in the United States. 
Author:
Publish date:

More Than $15,000 to be Awarded in Competition That Encourages Educators to Share Their Successes Building Students’ Thinking Skills

CHICAGO – March 17, 2014 – To celebrate creative and critical thinking in classrooms across the country, Mentoring Minds announced today the launch of the 2014 “Real Classrooms. Real Results” contest. The competition, to be held on Facebook, will offer more than $15,000 in prizes and is open to K-12 principals, administrators and educators in the United States.

“Helping teachers help students build critical thinking skills is at the core of everything we do at Mentoring Minds,” said CEO Robert Bush. “We created ‘Real Classrooms. Real Results™’ to celebrate and learn more about the ways that schools and districts are integrating this 21st-century skill into teaching and learning. In addition, the social media aspect allows them to share their successes with their school communities as they strive to earn the most votes for their submissions.”

Educators should visitRealClassroomsRealResults.com to get contest information. All entrants must Like the Mentoring Minds Facebook page and submit an essay of up to 300 words describing how critical thinking is being integrated into teaching and learning at their school or district. Each essay must be accompanied by a visual element such as a photo or collage that reflects the theme of critical thinking. Entries that receive the highest number of Facebook votes, will move on to the final round. Finalists will then be asked to submit a short video that best captures critical thinking in the classroom, on campus or around the district. The entry whose video receives the most Facebook votes is the grand prize winner and will receive a $10,000 prize to be used at their discretion.

The contest opens on March 17 and first-round entries must be submitted via Facebook.com/mentoringminds between March 17 and April 17, 2014. Video submissions from the notified finalists will be accepted from April 21 until May 9, 2014. Voting is open to anyone on Facebook.

Mentoring Minds will announce the grand prize winner on May 12, 2014. In addition to the $10,000 grand prize, the entrant with the second highest number of votes will win $3,000 and the entrant with the third highest number of votes will win $1,500. Each of the remaining finalists will receive a $250 gift card.

For more information and to enter, visit RealClassroomsRealResults.com.

About Mentoring Minds

Founded more than a decade ago, Mentoring Minds, the Critical Thinking for Life Company, developsaffordable, effective learning tools that give students the skills to succeed, not just in the classroom, but in life. Experienced educators create K-12 print and online resources that integrate best practices for instruction, assessment, and learning for students across the nation. For more information about Mentoring Minds and its educational resources, call 800-585-5258 or visit mentoringminds.com.

For more information, press only: Shaun Wiley, L. Wolfe Communications, 847-644-0237, swiley@lwolfe.com.

###

Featured

Related

Steve Wallace Joins Mentoring Minds as Educational Consultant

Brings Extensive Education Sales Experience to National Publisher’s School Customers LOS ANGELES – June 30, 2014 – Mentoring Minds, a national publisher of K-12 educational resources, announced today that Steve Wallace, a longtime education sales executive, has joined the company as an Educational Consultant. Wallace will lead the company’s sales efforts in Southern California and Clark County, Nevada, which encompasses Las Vegas.

Steve Mauricio Joins Mentoring Minds as Educational Consultant

RALEIGH, N.C. – March 3, 2014 – Mentoring Minds, a national publisher of K-12 educational resources, announced today that Steve Mauricio, with nearly 15 years of experience in the education industry, has joined the company as an Educational Consultant. Mauricio will lead the company’s sales efforts in his home state of North Carolina.

Christina Chororos Joins Mentoring Minds as Educational Consultant

ELIZABETH, N.J. – April 8, 2014 – Mentoring Minds, a national publisher of K-12 educational resources, announced today that Christina Chororos, a former educator and longtime sales executive, has joined the company as an Educational Consultant. Chororos will lead the company’s sales efforts in her home state of New Jersey as well as in Maryland and Connecticut.

Mentoring Minds’ Website Optimized for Teachers on the Go

SAN DIEGO – Feb. 7, 2014 – With the rapid growth of smartphones and tablets in schools, access to mobile-friendly websites is now a must-have for today’s educators attending the National Title I Conference in San Diego and across the nation. To meet their needs anytime, anywhere, Mentoring Minds optimized its website, becoming one of the first in education to be completely mobile-friendly.

Mentoring Minds Debuts Dynamic New Resource for Building Student Mathematics Vocabulary

CHICAGO – April 3, 2014 – Mentoring Minds, a national publisher of K-12 educational resources, announced today the debut of its Motivation Math Vocabulary Card Sets, a powerful new tool to help students gain mastery over essential terms for mathematics. The vocabulary cards are designed to extend and deepen students’ overall understanding of mathematics vocabulary, providing them with opportunities to develop a strong foundation in the critical content-area terminology.

Mentoring Minds Reaffirms Commitment to Critical Thinking with New Brand Positioning promo image

Mentoring Minds Reaffirms Commitment to Critical Thinking with New Brand Positioning

Today Mentoring Minds, the national publisher of critical thinking-focused educational resources for K–12, unveiled a new corporate image, a reflection of its ongoing commitment to developing strong alliances with educators in their mission to equip students to master the standards. The new Mentoring Minds logo honors the company’s Critical Thinking for Life mission while reinforcing its focus on meeting teachers where they are in the classroom.