To use Thinking Maps as a common visual language in your learning community for transferring thinking processes, integrating learning, and for continuously assessing progress.
Thinking Maps store information the way the brain does.Pat WolfeJuly 2005
Better learning will come not so much from finding better ways for the teacher to INSTRUCT......but from giving the learner better ways toCONSTRUCT MEANING. Seymore Papert, 1990THE MAPS SHOULD BECOME STUDENT TOOLS FOR THINKING.
Used by all teachersUsed in combination for depth of thought
Notemaking Guide for Learning Thinking MapsCircle MapPage 1-16LOOKS LIKE:THINKING PROCESS:SEE SECTION 1: 1-18 TO 1-23NOTES:Defining in Context or BrainstormingCan be used for:BrainstormingDiagnosing prior knowledgeClosure/reviewCircle to Tree for Writing
Reyna Grew up in West Los Angeles Formal Education
Loves Chile!Enjoys watching moviesBorn in Durango, MexicoMother & GrandparentsLifelong Friends School TeachersPositive AttitudeLarge family
Your NameThings that tell something about youThings/people that have influenced you
Notemaking Guide for Learning Thinking MapsBubble MapLOOKS LIKE:THINKING PROCESS:SEE SECTION 1: 1-18 TO 1-23NOTES:Describing (adjectives or adj. phrases only)Attributes: MathProperties: ScienceAdjectives Only!
Notemaking Guide for Learning Thinking MapsDouble Bubble MapLOOKS LIKE:THINKING PROCESS:SEE SECTION 1: 1-18 TO 1-23NOTES:Compare/contrast, similar /differentUnique: CommonRelated to the Venn DiagramAlike: DifferentColor Code
Pair with someone NOT at your table. Complete a Double Bubble Map. Try to come up with at least 6 similarities.
Notemaking Guide for Learning Thinking MapsFlow MapLOOKS LIKE:THINKING PROCESS:SEE SECTION 1: 1-18 TO 1-23NOTES:Sequence, Order, Cycles, etc.Plots, Processes, ChronologyCan go in any direction
Thought process: SequencingSOCIAL STUDIES?SCIENCE?MATH?In every instance, you could use a:WRITING?
Fresh paint, computers, supplies are all good to have, but if we want our kids to learn more, nothing counts as much as inspired and inspiring teachers.Rita Kramer, Author of Ed School FolliesFrom Education Week, June 14, 1995