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March 25, 2014 > Contest celebrates creative and critical thinking

Contest celebrates creative and critical thinking

Submitted By Lauren Lowery

To celebrate creative and critical thinking in classrooms across the country, Mentoring Minds announced today the launch of the 2014 ÒReal Classrooms. Real ResultsÓ contest. The competition, to be held on Facebook, will offer more than $15,000 in prizes and is open to K-12 principals, administrators and educators in the United States.

ÒHelping teachers help students build critical thinking skills is at the core of everything we do at Mentoring Minds,Ó said CEO Robert Bush. ÒWe created ÔReal Classrooms. Real ResultsªÕ to celebrate and learn more about the ways that schools and districts are integrating this 21st-century skill into teaching and learning. In addition, the social media aspect allows them to share their successes with their school communities as they strive to earn the most votes for their submissions.Ó

Educators should visit to get contest information. The contest opens on March 17 and first-round entries (essays) must be submitted via between March 17 and April 17. Video submissions from the notified finalists will be accepted from April 21 until May 9. Voting is open to anyone on Facebook.

Mentoring Minds will announce the grand prize winner on May 12. In addition to the $10,000 grand prize, the entrant with the second highest number of votes will win $3,000 and the entrant with the third highest number of votes will win $1,500. Each of the remaining finalists will receive a $250 gift card. For more information and to enter, visit

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