Mentoring Minds Unveils New Edition of Level 8 Total Motivation Science for STAAR
New Edition Streamlines Content and Provides Exclusive Online Practice with All Tested Standards, Providing Texas Students and Educators with Powerful Print and Online Resources
TYLER, Texas – May 10, 2016 – As students across Texas prepare to take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests this spring, national K-12 publisher Mentoring Minds announces a new edition of Total Motivation Science for STAAR, Level 8, which features bonus online content to help students review content standards from grades 6 and 7. Aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), Total Motivation Science provides students with a rigorous and comprehensive tool to spur the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed to excel at STAAR.
The revised Total Motivation Science for STAAR, Level 8, supplemental curriculum streamlines four existing volumes of content—Matter and Energy; Force, Motion and Energy; Earth and Space; and Organisms and Environments—into a single edition featuring all 8th grade content. The online component offers that same content and includes the supporting standards for grades 6 and 7 as bonus content. This allows 8th-grade teachers to access content for all the standards eligible for testing on level 8 science STAAR, while offering students a powerful print and online resource.
“By instilling confidence in students and their problem-solving skills, we can prepare them to excel at critical assessments and beyond,” said Robert Bush, CEO of Mentoring Minds. “Total Motivation Science presents the TEKS in the context of engaging investigations and rigorous activities with robust support for both the teacher and students along the way. I am incredibly proud of our team of experienced educators for their continued dedication to developing resources like Total Motivation Science to aid students in building the skills necessary for success.”
As part of the Total Motivation line of supplemental curriculum resources, Total Motivation Science integrates critical thinking and scientific inquiry in a rigorous and comprehensive resource that delivers proven content in both print and online formats. By introducing concepts through hands-on activities, Total Motivation Science helps students directly engage with scientific processes and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, while immersing students in experiment and investigation, prompting a spirit of discovery. Vocabulary activities accompanying each unit assist students in developing and using a strong science vocabulary.
The Student Edition enables students to master the standards with relevant content while encouraging higher level thinking skills and critical thinking applications. The Teacher Edition is designed to complement existing curriculum by explaining standards in detail and providing content support at the level of rigor needed to improve student achievement. Motivation Online provides educators with real-time online progress monitoring at the individual, school and district level, empowering educators to provide immediate intervention for students who require additional academic support.
About Mentoring Minds, the Critical Thinking for Life company
Mentoring Minds is a national K-12 publisher with a mission to put critical thinking at the center of the classroom in order to support student achievement and empower educators to teach to higher standards. Mentoring Minds’ award-winning, research-based resources are designed to be flexible for classroom needs, supporting technology integration and standards mastery for Math, ELA, and Science. Mentoring Minds’ commitment to education extends beyond the classroom, as well; the company proudly sponsors groundbreaking administrators across the nation and supports community-based education initiatives through MindShare, an employee-driven grant program. For more information, call 800-585-5258 or visit mentoringminds.com.