Mentoring Minds’ Total Motivation Takes Home ISTE 2016 Best of Show Honors
Award-winning Curriculum Provides Educators With Powerful Print and Online Supplemental Resources
TYLER, Texas – July 19, 2016 – Total Motivation, an innovative print and online supplemental curriculum developed by national K-12 publisher, Mentoring Minds, is a winner of “Tech & Learning” magazine’s ISTE 2016 Best of Show award. Available for ELA, math and science, Total Motivation is flexible enough to fit any scope and sequence, but rigorous enough to drive instructional design on its own and is designed to help students build critical thinking skills.
“This is a great honor for our team,” said Robert Bush, CEO of Mentoring Minds. “To receive this recognition reinforces how important it is to develop resources that help students build the critical thinking skills vital for success in the classroom and in life.”
For the third consecutive year, “Tech & Learning” honored distinguished products at ISTE. The winners were selected from products showcased at ISTE 2016 in Denver by an anonymous panel of educator judges. The judges evaluated areas such as quality and effectiveness, ease of use and creative use of technology to select the technologies that they believe will have the most impact in the classroom and deserve to be named Best of Show. Total Motivation will be featured in the August 2016 issue of the magazine.
Aligned to the Common Core State Standards, Total Motivation ELA encompasses high-interest literary and information texts with cross-curricular content in social studies and science to develop enthusiastic readers and writers. The open-response and creative thinking opportunities presented by Total Motivation ELA engage students in careful and reflective thought, an essential literacy development tool. The comprehensive compilation of literature in each unit encourages independent reading and student research. The student edition equips teachers with the tools to support group activities, guided practice and one-on-one instruction in both print and online formats.
Total Motivation Math embeds critical thinking skills through hands-on activities and manipulatives, introducing new concepts to students through engaging and relevant content. The expansive math vocabulary develops math literacy, while the student practice concepts focus on mathematical process instead of a final solution. Similar to Total Motivation ELA, Total Motivation Math includes an extensive collection of guided instructional tools that assist educators in providing differentiated instruction to address a variety of learning styles.
Designed to address NGSS, 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.
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.