What are Thinking Maps?Thinking Maps are eight visual-verbal learning tools, each based on a fundamental thinking process and used together as a set of tools for showing relationships. Thinking Maps give all students and teachers a common language for meaningful learning.
Honey Islands Goal for Using Thinking MapsOur goal for student use of Thinking Maps is for all students to learn the eight maps and the thinking processes which they represent. Once learned, we want the students to be able to apply the maps across all subjects and activities, applying the maps to assist them in organizing their thinking. We also want students to utililze the maps as a way to organize their writing.
The Eight MapsPlease refer to the title slide for pictures of the eight maps. They include:Circle Map Defining in ContextBubble Map Describing QualitiesDouble Bubble Map Comparing and ContrastingTree Map ClassifyingBrace Map Part-WholeFlow Map SequencingMulti-Flow Map Cause and EffectBridge Map Seeing Analogies
Circle MapThe Circle Map is used for Brainstorming ideas and for showing prior knowledge about a topic. The center circle represents the topic. The outside circle will contain written or drawn information about the topic. In the following examples, students brainstormed and defined topics related to school safety.
Safe SchoolNo drugsStay out of school kitchenNo fightingProtect school propertyNo weaponsNo name callingChildren playing nicelyTeachers teaching and students learningGet good gradesUsing CHAMPSNo litteringFollow directionsAlways have a buddyFollow the rulesHelping each otherPractice FISHNo running
Conversationat a Safe SchoolUse a zero voice when walking in the hallGreet people nicely!Use kind wordsUse respectful words!No bullying words!Before first bell - #1 voice, after first bell 0 voiceNo bad wordsNo lyingTell an adult if you see something unsafeFollow CHAMPSRaise your hand!Zero voice when someone is speakingTalk politely
Actions at a Safe SchoolNo bullyingHave a buddy with youKeep all personal things at home, like CDs, games, etc.No running in the hallDo not bring weapons, drugs, matches, or cell phonesStay in personal spaceFollow ChampsUse appropriate languageStay in school safety zoneRespect school propertyBe there!Help your friends!Follow expectations everywhere!Have fun!Listen to the teacherUse FISH!
Items Not to Bring to SchoolDrugs or medicineweaponsgunsCell phonesmatchesknivesPocket knivesCigarette lightersfireworksalcoholVideo games and playersToys (unless for show and tell)No petsNo cough dropsNo radio or iPodsBB GunBows and arrowslasersBox cutters
A Friendly SchoolBeing politesharingHelping othersBe ThereGood attitude toward othersNo bullyingNo weaponsHaving funNo drugsMake Their DayPlay with everyoneDont leave anyone out!Give ComplimentsFollow school expectationsBe nice!Listen to others!Help the substitutesStanding up for othersUse FISH!Be friendly to new people
Things NOT to do at SchoolNo spittingDo not be disrespectful to teachers/adultsDont destroy school propertyDo not stealDo not bully othersDont fightDont use bad languageDo not litterDont bring guns, cigarettes, drugs, knives, brass knuckles, alcohol, or matchesDont scream at the teacherNo teasingNo pushing in lineNo pulling the fire alarm!Do not disobey the teachers