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Thinking Maps Make Learning H.O.T.!


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Thinking Maps Introductory Presentation - Four Map Deep Dive

Please note - this is only an overview. If you would really like to improve student achievement, ask your administrator/district to invest in Thinking Maps. They change students' lives (and their scores!) I am not a paid representative of the Thinking Map organization. I just LOVE Thinking Maps!

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Thinking Maps Make Learning H.O.T.!

  1. 1. Presentation created by Nicole M. Williams (Power Up Learning!)
  2. 2. friends and familyInternational travel Director of Curriculum and Instruction/ Assistant Principal @ Nelson Pe t: rite ys I Favo onke M - Sea d at 12 Trained Thinking Maps e rais rs-old Trainer yea Ms. ms Loves to Travel Willia Self-proclaimed Tech Diva Thinks I was a Rio-born Brazilian in a former life Second year as a part of the UNO Charter Network Team Ida B. Wells- Barnett Student Council/ JROTC/LUBSU
  3. 3. Using my Circle Map as a model, create a circle map that tells your story! Don’t forget your frame of reference! d you influence that have Thing s/People Things that tell somethin g about Your Name
  4. 4. One hundred NOLA freshman
  5. 5. By Eleventh Grade
  6. 6. By the end of twelfth grade
  7. 7. Actually enter college
  8. 8. Earn a four-year college degree
  9. 9. There are a number ofobstacles that influence teaching & learning. High poverty Lack of resources Disengaged students High-stakes testing Limited time to address curriculum
  10. 10. an h e lpc
  11. 11. The only tool you’ll use in the class...
  12. 12. Tree Map Bubble Map Classification Describing DoubleCircle Map Defining in Bubble Map Context Comparing and ConstrastingFlow Map Brace MapSequencing Seeing Analogies Multi-Flow Brace Map Map Part-Whole Cause and Effect Relationships
  13. 13. “If you wanted to create an educationenvironment that was directly opposed to what the brain was good at doing, you would probablydesign something like a classroom.” Brain Rules, Page 5
  14. 14. ok at ’ll lo ur we e, fo es onr ul ten a nd
  15. 15. brain rule 1
  16. 16. rule oneExercise boosts brain power!
  17. 17. classroom lectur e hall
  18. 18. according to Dr. Medina
  19. 19. “Exercise acts directly on the molecular machinery of the brain itself. It increases neurons creation,survival and resistance to damage and stress.” Dr. John Medina
  20. 20. brain rule 4
  21. 21. rule four We don’t payattention to boring things.
  22. 22. “The brain pays attention to patterns. Remembers something we’ve seen before, like quicksand, is an evolutionary trait.” Dr. John Medina
  23. 23. Dendrites gather Cell body converts Synapse sends Axon transportschemicals in brain chemicals to chemical back into electrical charge fluid electrical charge brain fluid
  24. 24. the brain gameNeurons that fire together get wired together. That is what a pattern is!
  27. 27. brain rule 10
  28. 28. rule tenVision trumps all other senses.
  29. 29. we are incredible at remembering pictures
  30. 30. 80% of all information that Eric Jensencomes into our brain is visual.
  31. 31. Various studies show that recognition doubles for a picture as compared to a piece of onlytext only 0 22.5 45 67.5 90
  32. 32. knowledge is stored in two formslinguistic form non-linguistic form
  33. 33. When you think of Thinking Maps, think of me...
  34. 34. Let my big eyes remind you that vision isthe dominant sense of humans.Let my silky greenskin remind youthat the humanbrain is wired tonotice differencesand patterns.Let my cutenessremind you thathumans hate boring!
  35. 35. on MeaEm oti ning
  36. 36. Tree Map Bubble Map Classification Describing DoubleCircle Map Defining in Bubble Map Context Comparing and Constrasting WE’LL DIVE DEEP INTO THE MAPS!Flow Map Brace MapSequencing Seeing Analogies Multi-Flow Brace Map Map Part-Whole Cause and Effect Relationships
  37. 37. Defining in Context
  38. 38. Definition Visual Representation A triangle with one right angle Triangle with a 90 Right degree angle Triangle Personal Association or Characteristic
  39. 39. Describing Qualities `
  40. 40. Comparing and Constrasting
  41. 41. The squareroot function A parabola
  42. 42. Classifying
  43. 43. Part-Whole Relationships
  44. 44. Seeing Analogies as relating factor
  45. 45. Mak sure e to p for d ushthin eepe king r whe usin n g
  46. 46. Sequencing
  47. 47. Cause and Effect
  48. 48. How do you know that you know?
  49. 49. Create Home Groups! HOME HOME2 3 2 31 4 1 4 HOME HOME 2 3 2 3 1 4 1 4
  50. 50. Expert Groups Assignments for Jigsaw! Pages 30-35 Pages 42-47 Pages 36-41 Pages 54-59
  51. 51. Now let’s Jigsaw our way through ‘em! Double- Bubble 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 Tree Flow 3 3 4 4 3 3 4 4
  52. 52. Directions for your Expert Groups Have a general discussion about the Thinking Map you will be1 teaching. Discuss the ways you might be able to use this map with the grade level and/or content you teach. Make sure everyone in your group can draw the Map and name the2 thought process the map represents.3 As a group, decide on the 4 or 5 details you need to include when you teach your Home Group this map. Finally to make sure that you understand your Thinking Map, create an original application that you can use as an example4 when you teach your Home Group. Everyone in your Expert Group should draw and use the same map idea as an example.
  53. 53. GET TO WORK, EXPERTS! You have ten minutes!
  54. 54. 5 MINUTES LEFT! Make sure that you understandyour Thinking Map and that you create one original applicationthat you can use as an example!
  55. 55. TIME’S UP! TEACH LIKE YOUR HAIR’S ON FIRE! Return to Assign a Take Notes! Teach the Maps“Home” groups timekeeper 5 min ea.
  56. 56. Let’s useauthentic texts to help us practice our map skills!
  57. 57. Use your Expert Group Roles to complete a task Create a Who Am I mystery game using three Create a story map using characters from The Korean Cinderella The Korean Cinderella Compare The Korean Cinderella to Create a story map sequencing the events Disney’s Cinderella. of The Korean Cinderella
  58. 58. Use your Resources to Enhance Teacher Practicehandout to further you knowledge and view more samples of Thinking Maps.
  59. 59. Image Credits! Thinking Maps Logo Brace (pg. ) Neuron (pg. ) Brain Rules(pg. ) Brain Firing (pg. ) ShamWow Cartoon (pg. Tired Teacher (pg. Facilitating Teacher (pg. Students Working Together (pg. Electro-Brain Presentation created by Nicole M. Williams (pg. (Power Up Learning!) Man Jumping Rope (pg. The Korean Cinderella (pg. Traditional Classroom Setup - Antibrain Lecture Hall - AntiBrain Garr Reynolds’ presentation, Brain Rules for Presenters, were also used throughout the beginning of this presentation. You can find his work at