Mentoring Minds Launches Standards Mastery Series

BOSTON– June 12, 2018Mentoring Minds, national publisher of critical thinking–focused resources for K-12, today announced the launch of its new Standards Mastery Series, which streamlines grade-level standards into a single, easy-to-use flip chart, empowering educators to focus on student outcomes while successfully integrating state and national standards into the core curriculum.

By quickly unpacking state-specific and national standards and providing dozens of instructional ideas for each one, the Standards Mastery Series helps educators spiral learning, enhance critical thinking and build mastery. Ideas for assessing progress, identifying misconceptions and re-teaching concepts are presented in a clear and concise format. In addition, each standard includes ideas for teaching the content alongside the 9 Traits of Critical Thinking™, identified by Mentoring Minds as key to learning and achievement. The series supports educator collaboration, including teacher training and team meetings, helping teachers to vertically scaffold instruction and connect learning across content areas.

“Our mission is to help students master required content as they develop the skills they need to be lifelong learners and critical thinkers,” said Shad Madsen, CEO, Mentoring Minds. “The Standards Mastery Series is a dynamic and powerful resource designed to help educators overcome the challenges sometimes inherent in teaching the standards, allowing them to create more engaging learning experiences for their students.”

The Standards Mastery Series is available in alignment to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Math, English Language Arts/Reading and Science, grades 1–8; the California Common Core State Standards (CA CCSS) for Math and ELA, grades 1–6; the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Math and ELA, grades 1–6; and the North Carolina Standard Course of Study (NCSCoS) for Math and ELA, grades 1–6.

The TEKS Mastery Series, which won the 2018 Smart Book Award by Academics’ Choice, was hailed by reviewers as “a great book for any teacher looking to dive deeper into teaching the basics of mathematics,” and for its “excellent critical thinking prompts.”

For more information about the Standards Mastery Series, visit Mentoring Minds.

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