Mentoring Minds’ Critical Thinking Strategies Guide Wins 2015 Teachers’ Choice Awards From Learning Magazine

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Flexible and Collaborative Classroom Resource Chosen as one of the Best Classroom-Tested, Teacher-Recommended Products

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We are honored that the Teachers’ Choice Awards’ educator-judges chose our Critical Thinking Strategies Guide for this prestigious recognition.

The Critical Thinking Strategies Guide from Mentoring Minds, the national publisher of critical thinking-focused educational resources for K–12, is the winner of a 2015 Teachers’ Choice Awards for the Classroom from Learning Magazine. The Critical Thinking Strategies Guide was chosen as one of the best classroom-tested, teacher-recommended products available for educators, according to the awards program’s expert educator-judges.

“This award is a testament to our team of educators at Mentoring Minds, who work tirelessly to develop the critical thinking resources that provide sound strategies for teachers and encourage students to develop skills to prepare them for success in school, college, and life,” said Robert Bush, CEO of Mentoring Minds. “We are honored that the Teachers’ Choice Awards’ educator-judges chose our Critical Thinking Strategies Guide for this prestigious recognition.”

Recognized for its logical, easy-to-use format, the Critical Thinking Strategies Guide also drew high praise as an effective lesson-planning resource.

“As I write out my lesson plans, I can refer to the Critical Thinking Guide to include questions and activities that would easily align to the Common Core State Standards,” said one 2016 Teachers’ Choice Award for the Classroom evaluator. “For each content area, I chose questions for my students to answer during small group session, which allowed for great conversations in ‘Think Pair Share’ and spurred the students to think deeper.”

The Critical Thinking Strategies Guide, part of Mentoring Minds’ comprehensive line of instructional resources, is designed to advance students beyond surface-level thinking to deep, well-reasoned analysis. The flip chart offers critical and creative questioning stems to guide students toward sound decisions and well-informed solutions. In addition, it provides instructional strategies for the establishment of a thinking-centered classroom.

Mentoring Minds’ was also honored with a 2015 Teachers Choice Award for its Total Motivation Math and Total Motivation Science curriculum resources designed specifically for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR).

About Mentoring Minds, the Critical Thinking for Life company

Mentoring Minds, the Critical Thinking for Life company, delivers affordable, effective instructional resources that help students develop the skills to succeed both in the classroom and in life. Experienced educators create award-winning K-12 print and digital resources that integrate best practices for supplementary instruction, learning and assessment across a range of subject areas. Mentoring Minds is committed to empowering teachers and students, providing customized school-wide and district-wide solutions across the nation. For more information about Mentoring Minds and its educational resources, call 800-585-5258 or visit

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