Thinking Maps

Why do we recognize a person's face but cannot remember his/her name?

***Click the photo above to learn why.

How does this impact our teaching?

Let's Process the Information

Turn to page 17 in your Thinking Maps binder. You will work with your group to define Thinking Maps. Use the Circle Map to record your group's responses. Include any notes that you remember from the presentation as well as your own reflection.

Thinking Maps Overview
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You may follow along in your binder. Turn to page 18-19 for an overview.

Jigsaw Activity

You are sitting with your home team (group) at this time. Each group will select a topic from the list below.

The Holidays

Now read the pages below that explain the different maps. Pay attention to the following attributes of each map: thought process, how to construct the map, guiding questions for the Map and the Frame of Reference, and Key Information, then create the map for your topic (See page 23).

Circle Map -- pages 24-29
Bubble Map --- pages 30-35
Double Bubble Map --- pages 36-41
Tree Map --- pages 42-47
Brace Map --- pages 48-53
Flow Map --- pages 54-59
Multi-Flow Map --- pages 60-65
Bridge Map --- pages 66-71

You will have 90 minutes to complete this task. When finished please place them on the table assigned to that map.

Gallery Walk

Using our "cheat sheet" (page 77), each group will reflect on the thought process for each map. All the Circle Maps are on Table A, Bubble Maps are on Table B, etc. Select the best example of each map. We will share our thoughts about the maps as a whole group.

Processing Activity

Play the following matching game as a review of the 8 Thinking Maps and it associated process.    

Great Job!
See you for Day 2 of Thinking Map!

I leave you with a Thinking Maps song.