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Real Classroom. Real Results. Contest




Mentoring Minds announced the winner of the #RealClassrooms contest on Facebook on Monday, May 12, celebrating the creative ways schools and districts are integrating critical thinking into teaching and learning.

The winners are:

Grand prize winner of $10,000 – Fort Bend ISD, Stephen F. Austin High School, Bob Chreste, Sugar Land, Texas

Second place winner of $3,000 – Longfellow Elementary, DeeDee Owens Baker, Santa Fe, Texas

Third place winner of $1,500 – Vista Elementary, Kevin Garcia, Tyler, Texas

To enter the contest, schools submitted an essay and photo that best captured critical thinking in the classroom, on campus or around the district. The public voted on their favorites to determine the top 15 semifinalists. The semifinalists then submitted a short video based on their essay and photo, and the video entries were once again voted on by the public.

Click here to view official contest rules.