TYLER, Texas – March 7, 2017 – Total Motivation, the dynamic print and online supplemental curriculum developed by national K-12 publisher, Mentoring Minds, is a winner of “Tech & Learning” magazine’s TCEA 2017 Best of Show award. Available for English/language arts (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.
“With more than 450 companies exhibiting many products at TCEA 2017, it is an honor for Total Motivation to be singled out as Best of Show,” said Robert Bush, CEO of Mentoring Minds. “Our team is proud to develop resources that help students build the critical thinking skills that serve as a foundation for success in school and in life.”
“Tech & Learning” honored distinguished products at TCEA, one of the largest education technology conferences in the United States. The winners were selected from products showcased at the conference in Austin, Texas by an anonymous panel of educator judges comprised of some of the country’s most tech-savvy educators. 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 April 2017 issue of the magazine.
Deeply aligned to state standards Total Motivation reflects the rigor of high stakes assessments, while online progress monitoring, activity coding and a wealth of instructional support empower educators to scaffold learning, differentiate instruction and formatively assess student progress.
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.
Aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), 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.
Also aligned to CCSS, 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.
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.