Happy New Year with Thinking Maps

In Teaching Strategies by rafranzdavis0 Comments

Welcome Back to Another AMAZING Year!

Today started another school year for many of us. During training last week, we learned to incorporate Thinking Maps into our day to day activities and have now adopted Thinking Maps as a resource campus wide.

Thinking maps are visual learning tools, which are very different than concept maps. What I love about them is that they are not subject specific so a certain map can in essence be used for any subject being taught.

Our freshman came from our Junior High having already been exposed to Thinking Maps. So, when I said that we were creating a circle map about ourselves, it was pretty darn cool that they all knew exactly what to create and how to complete every aspect of the assignment.

For me, the challenge will be to take the information that I have regarding Thinking Maps and apply it to my subjects, Algebra 1 and Geometry. Luckily I have a classroom full of experts that are ready and willing to include their thoughts in our thinking map process.

For more information, check out the links below…

http://5thgradesecretagents.wikispaces.com/Thinking+Maps 

http://www.learningprep.org/thinkingmaps.htm

Smart Exchange – Thinking Maps for Standardized Test

 

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