Author: Brian Adam

Menta Warriors in the News

Menta Academy Yuma is going above and beyond to bring some joy to their students. You can read more about what they are doing here.

Message Regarding Coronavirus

Dear  Students, Staff and Families, The health and safety of our students is our top priority, so we want to share information with you that the CDC has published for schools. The good news at this time is that the health risk to the general public from coronavirus remains low. Currently, the CDC recommends schools hold classes and events as

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Country Club Hills Tech and Trade receives Best of Country Club Hills Award

Our Country Club Hills Tech and Trade school was recently awarded with the Best of Country Club Hills 2020 award. You can read all about it here.

Personalized Learning

Essential Question: Why is Blended Learning good for Children with Disabilities? The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) has identified 5 benefits of Blended Learning for students with disabilities. Increase student engagement and achievement. Encourages growth mindset. Builds decision making and self-advocacy skills. Reduces stigma of special education. Gives students who think differently multiple ways to show what they have

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Process for Determining Menta’s “Profile of a Graduate”

This 18 month long process started with one on one in person meetings with program administrators, principals, curriculum coordinators & operations directors to identify ongoing curricular needs in each program. Additionally, discussion occurred on what has worked in the past, what continues to work and what will the curricular focus be in order to prepare our students for their futures.

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Blended Learning

Why is Blended Learning good for Children with Disabilities? The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) has identified 5 benefits of Blended Learning for students with disabilities. Increase student engagement and achievement. Encourages growth mindset. Builds decision making and self-advocacy skills. Reduces stigma of special education. Gives students who think differently multiple ways to show what they have learned. The

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Entire C.O.R.E. Academy Elementary Classroom is Level 5

For the first time in 40 years, we had an entire classroom end the year on level 5.  You can read the article posted in The Beacon News here.

March Joliet Public Schools District 86 Board of School Inspectors meeting

The Menta Group was proud to have hosted the  March Joliet Public Schools District 86 Board of School Inspectors meeting at Thompson Instructional Center.  Read about all the students recognized at this meeting, here.

PBIS Awards

The Menta Group continues to soar in instructional excellence! CONGRATULATIONS to all of our sites on receiving recognition for their implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions & Support (PBIS). Each year the Midwest PBIS Network/PBISaz Advisory Council formally recognizes schools based on their outcome data as well as their implementation and sustainability of the PBIS process! Schools are able to be recognized at four

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MasterClass World Tour

The Menta Group takes a deep dive into 3 of the best selling books on innovative classroom instruction. When the authors are the members of the book club, it just doesn’t get better. Dive Into Inquiry “Beautifully marries the voice and choice Inquiry with structure and support required to optimize learning for students and get the results educators desire”  

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