Mentoring Minds Launches Online Hub for Critical Thinking
New Website Offers Educators Practical Tools and Tips for Incorporating Critical Thinking Into Learning and Teaching
BOSTON – According to a 2012 Gallup poll on American attitudes toward education, 80 percent of adults believe that critical thinking is the most important skill to learn in school, finding it vital for future success in college and career. To provide educators with an online destination for discovering hands-on critical thinking tools, national K-12 publisher Mentoring Minds, today announced the re-launch of its website www.mentoringminds.com as a resource for teachers seeking practical and creative ways to integrate critical thinking into learning and teaching.
“The best educators in the nation know that developing students to be independent, critical thinkers is crucial to their future success. As a company that shares that goal, we believe that sharing our expertise not only through our products but also through free online content will provide tremendous benefit to students and teachers,” said Robert Bush, CEO of Mentoring Minds. “We’re thrilled to provide a platform that champions the interchange of ideas and best practices, as well as continuous professional growth for educators. We hope that the free resources we provide and conversations we spur will help put critical thinking at the center of the learning experience.”
We’re thrilled to provide a platform that champions the interchange of ideas.
The new website’s free resource hub, “Learn with Us,” features a blog as well as downloadable white papers that provide practical ideas and expert insight into key challenges that teachers and administrators face. Master educators—both on staff at Mentoring Minds and as guest contributors—share new content on a weekly basis on topics such as college and career-readiness, student-centered classrooms, and best walkthrough practices. Content also addresses subject-specific topics like close reading, which encourages critical analysis of text, and evolving science standards. Educators can also visit the site for regularly updated information on Mentoring Minds’ comprehensive schedule of webinars and local events such as Critical Thinking LIVE, which connects teachers with peers, leaders, and innovators.
Also with the release of the new site, Mentoring Minds debuted a robust Customer Support microsite to support product implementation and connect customers with a huge array of helpful resources, including webinars, classroom printables, professional development, and more.
About Mentoring Minds
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.
For more information, press only: Shaun Wiley, L. Wolfe Communications, 847-644-0237, [email protected].