Thinking Maps Proposal

I am spending my third consecutive day in the auditorium of St. James Church learning about Thinking Maps. Actually, I am being trained to be a trainer, which means I have one more strategy I’m begging you to try.

So who’s ready?

First, let me say this: I doubt 120 high school teachers are going to jump at the chance to sit through hours of training. I know us better than that. I’ve got a different proposal—read on.

What are Thinking Maps?
Thinking Maps are eight simple visual representations of eight basic thought processes. Most of us would call them graphic organizers. But when they are taught and used consistently, they help students think and demonstrate learning in visual models that help them express both information and the thought process—whole-part analysis, classification, description, describing in context, sequencing, etc.

Thinking Maps are designed to work with any student, in any content area, at any grade level. They are intended to be used over and over. And they are intended to make our students better thinkers.

Enough of the sales pitch; here’s my proposal…
I’m looking for a few partners. If you would like to make your class a Thinking Maps class—no matter the content or level—I would love to work with you to teach the maps to your students, assist you in implementing them in your instruction, and assess the effectiveness of our collaboration. If you want to sign on, come visit me in my office or send me an e-mail.

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