National K-12 Publisher Mentoring Minds’ Total Motivation ELA Wins 2017 Teachers’ Choice Award
Innovative Print-and-Online Supplemental Curriculum Chosen as one of the Best Classroom-Tested, Teacher-Recommended Products by Judges at Learning magazine
BOSTON – September 6, 2016 – Mentoring Minds, national publisher of critical thinking-focused educational resources, is the winner of a 2017 Teachers’ Choice Award for the Classroom from Learning magazine. Total Motivation ELA, aligned to Common Core Curriculum Standards (CCCS),was chosen as one of the best classroom-tested, teacher-recommended products available for educators, according to the award program’s expert educator-judges.
The Teacher’s Choice Awards honor products of exceptional quality and outstanding performance in the classroom and at home. A national panel of teacher-evaluators uses each product in their classroom and at home in order to find the standouts in books, classroom supplies, educational games, software, websites, and more.
“The Teachers’ Choice Awards provide particularly important feedback to the team at Mentoring Minds because the judges are teachers who trial the products in their classrooms with their students,” said Robert Bush, CEO of Mentoring Minds. “We are proud to stand alongside some of the best educational resources available to schools today.”
Total Motivation ELA received high praise, with one educator-judge calling it “an excellent resource for response to intervention (RTI).” The curriculum was also praised for how it unpacks the standards for busy teachers, as well as the inclusion of formative assessments to inform instruction and assessment items that allow students to record and track their own progress. Resources such as the literature connection lists were hailed for their thoroughness and the variety of genres and reading levels suggested.
Total Motivation ELA is an innovative print-and-online supplemental curriculum, flexible enough to fit any scope and sequence but rigorous enough to drive instructional design on its own. Proven to raise reading test scores and designed to build critical thinking skills, the resource is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and reflects the rigor of high-stakes assessments. Online progress monitoring and a wealth of instructional strategies empower educators to provide quality English Language Arts instruction.
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.